May 24th 2020

I am a 38 year old wife and mother to a son who is leaving for college. He is my only child. This means I am about to be an empty nester before I turn 40. 4-0! What the hell am I supposed to do now? I have spent the last 17 years as a stay at home, sometimes working, mother. My biggest priority and job was to take care of our son and help him achieve his goals. His goals were lofty and ambitious which means the job was relentless and took everything I had to help him. Brilliant person that he is, he knocked his goals out of the park. He’s going to play D1 rugby and attend a prestigious honors college. It’s going to be a truly amazing adventure for him that I can’t wait to watch him take (no seriously, I am really excited for him). I don’t want to sound selfish but here’s my issue….. what do I do now? I literally have no clue what is next. Which is both exciting and terrifying (that should be the tag line for mother hood if we are being honest). The fun part is that you get to come along with me while I clumsely navigate my way through this next stage of my life. The one thing I do know is that it is going to be emotional  it’s going to get weird and it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.

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