Every once in a while, life changes are very welcomed. Although many people fear an empty nest, I am welcoming it. I must admit that I owe my youngest child--a woman now--many thanks for the new appreciation I have for a more solitary but life affirming life.
I grew up in many different environments and as an only child I learned to acclimate to what I had even if I occasionally envied cousins who lived elsewhere. Over the past few decades I have come to be happy in an environment that is quiet yet near friends and activities I relish.
Sunday a daughter left, Wednesday carpets were cleaned and the process of creating a new space for writing and crafting has begun. I can't wait to see what I wind up with.