No longer will life consist of endless loads of laundry, auditions, sports practices and grocery trips. You're now free to do more of the things that inspire you and not just the things that revolve around your children's schedules. Carin Rubinstein, professor of psychology at Pima College, found that the sadness parents experience initially after drop-off fades over the course of a month or two. Grief, she explains, turns to relief and for most parents, real joy.
If you're wondering how to fill the void left by your child's departure, check out Grown and Flown's article, 9 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Empty Nest, for some great ideas to get you started on your new journey.
Once you get past the initial adjustments, you may find that it's easier to focus on yourself, your life with your partner and your future. As you prepare for your new venture, it usually makes financial sense to downsize your home. Fewer expenses and fewer material possessions make it easier to reach your financial goals as you prepare for retirement. USA Today breaks down the benefits of downsizing and you can read what they have to say about it here. Moving to a smaller home is a change that can boost your financial security as well as personal freedom and happiness.
If you're considering downsizing, and are curious to know how selling your current home and buying a new home would help you reach your financial goals for the future, click here and let's get the conversation started. I can't wait to help you find your new place in the world!