My life is in transition now. For the first time in 36.5 years I find myself with no children living in fairly close proximity. They are both in other states. And although I am happy for them and wish them all happiness, love and adventures ~~ it's a little weird for me.
Couple that with the fact that for about eight months now (not discounting the 3.5 years prior to that - but the last eight have been intense) I have been going 100 mph with my work and I feel burnout coming.
Finding balance is impossible for me. Because I've always prided myself on my drive to succeed, my work ethic, my ambition and my dedication to customer service (individuals and shops I work with). I don't know how to do anything halfway.
So, yeah. That's pretty much me. Because I also do this
So this new phase of my life ~ the true "empty nester" phase ~ which shouldn't really feel that much different because we haven't had a child actually living with us for over 15 years ~ does feel different.
And I find myself thinking this more and more...
Now if I could just turn off the voices from my childhood telling me to "always be productive."