It has been over a year and I am still trying to figure out what to do with the free time that I have – as an empty nest mom. It dawned on me that I really did not have a life before my daughter left for college. One can get so caught up in the day to day complexities of being a parent that not much time is spent on oneself.
I am happy about having the time to do whatever I want but I am sad now that she is all grown up – we are away from each other. It is so much fun spending time with my daughter – we look forward to the time together.
I know it is not easy for everyone making this transition. One big commitment was to return back to school and conduct research on women. Capella University has allowed me the opportunity to explore an area of interest – the empty nest mother. We are mothers in transition – some happy and some sad. We love our children and long for them but let’s be honest – many of us are enjoying the free time.
My research is almost half way so your assistance is most appreciated. I thank those who have participated already. It takes 15 minutes to complete the survey – no personal questions and your name is not captured. As you can imagine, data is needed to make the analysis statistically sound.
Be part of a real doctoral study – make a contribution to research about women – your voice will go a long way. Special thanks to Melissa – She Owns It for the support she has given me. It is nice to see women supporting each other in a positive way. I appreciate your time – please log in to complete.
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