Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 14: What To Do Before Going to College: Now That the Decision Has Been Made, What Should We Do Next?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
This is my first episode with a guest for the entire episode. My guest today is Anne Vaccaro Brady. Anne is the founder of Parents’ Guide to the College Puzzle, a blog that helps families navigate the college admission process and freshman year experience.
This is an information-packed episode. Now that most colleges have sent out (or will be sending out their decisions, soon) your child gets to choose a college! Then what?
My guest today, has your back and has an action plan for you. Take a listen, request the checklist and enjoy your preparations!
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What You Will Learn in this Episode

  • Plan for college orientation
  • Second-guessing is normal
  • Keeping your senior focused
  • Confirm AP, IB & Dual Enrolled scores/credits are sent to the college
  • Moving off of a college waitlist 
  • Medical forms and health matters
  • Finalize how to pay the college bill
  • College communication plan
  • Note the college academic calendar
  • Create your fun to-do list

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have a question about what is next in the college process, that you would like addressed in an upcoming episode?
  2. Do you have a tip to share with us for getting ready for college?

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Full Transcript

For those who are freaking out about the empty nest years. It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life!

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, changed my last name, podcast hit 100K downloads, and I’m working on a book!

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!