Why I Choose to be a Freebird

A few months back I initiated a Facebook Challenge seeking an alternative to the depressing label, “empty nester”. For months as my son prepared to venture off for his college freshman year, I cringed, fought off tears and occasional anger each time someone asked “Are you going to be an empty nester?”  “What are you going to do with yourself when the nest is empty?”  “Your house will be so quiet and lonely, how are you feeling about that?”  With a simple change in terminology, I overcame the sadness and negativity that "empty nester" implies.  Maybe this reframe can help you too.  Read on to learn more.

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