Now that my Son is officially at college, my nest is very empty. With it just me at home, it’s really sinking in that I’m by myself.
This is a norm I have never experienced. I have been single most of my life, but I have always had a “roommate” whether it is family, partner or actual roommate.
This is a norm that will take more time to adjust to than I ever imagined.
For 18 years and 8 months, my daily routine revolved around my work schedule and my Son’s schedules; whether it be daycare, school, extra-curricular or work over the Summer.
Only having to deal with my schedule feels very strange.
This time of year was always our craziest too because of marching band/football season. Not having that is like putting salt into a gaping wound.
I have helped out at the football games as a means to get out of the house, but it’s just not the same without my Son in the band.
Again, it’s the gaping wound.