Getting Ready to Send Your Child Off To College? Open When Letters!

This post was originally posted on my old blog in September of 2017.


These take some time to make but are completely worth it. Google Open When Letters for a ton of ideas on how to use them. They make fantastic going away presents.

These were part of my daughter’s going away gift for college.

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Changes in four years since I first created this page: moved twice as a family, navigated all four years of out of state college for daughter (now graduated), I lost weight, started taking better care of myself, started working full-time while building this business, turned 50-years-old, hubby above is now ex-hubby, got a great new job, cranked out 150+ podcast episodes, attended my first podcasting conference, spoke at the next one, and just bought a manufactured home for me (and my daughter for as long as she needs to be there) to live in. Empty Nest Success doesn’t always look like over the moon happiness. Sometimes, it looks like accepting what is, processing emotions, and moving forward as peacefully as possible with little drama – and that feels amazing! Up next: move to the new home and change my name – then I’ll be ready to dive back in here! 💚 – 03/26/2022