I woke up this morning when a friend called at 9am. I couldn’t believe the time! When was the last time I slept this late? I didn’t want her to know, so I cleared my throat and cheerily answered. I don’t think she was the wiser! LOL I grabbed a cup of coffee and we chatted for about an hour, catching up on our lives.
Later, I sat outside for a bit and enjoyed the cool breeze sipping my coffee and scrolling through emails on my phone. It was perfect fall weather, sweatshirt and sweatpants on with no plans – and a quiet house.
The day is yawning before me. I could clean the house. I could decorate for fall. I could put away the laundry that has been sitting on the dryer for two days. But honestly, I don’t know what I want to do, so I sat down to write to you. Because it’s a little lonely here being an empty nester and a single mom.
There I said it. I’m a little lonely.
I know I could call people to see if we could make plans and maybe get out of the house. I could go to the grocery store and walk the aisles (which I sometimes do) just to get out with people and see who I bump into at the store. But I feel like I just have to sit with the feeling of change and find the peace within.
So that’s what I’m doing for now, writing to make sense of how I’m feeling. I know I’m wasting a beautiful fall day outside sitting inside typing away to you, never even knowing if you’re reading this post and that’s ok. I’m thinking that maybe someday this post will feel familiar to another empty nester single mom when she’s feeling lonely.
Because I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. Do you feel this way sometimes? Thanks for reading. I hope you have a great day wherever you are!