54: Fan Favorite: Beef Stew: Enjoying the Simmer

54: Fan Favorite. Beef Stew: Enjoying the Simmer

(Christine, What Should I do With My Time? )

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
This episode is the third of four recap episodes for this calendar year.

I’m sharing episodes that have resonated with you (my amazing listener) along with listener responses. This recap is of episode #29 where I answered the question, “Christine, what should I do with my time?” It is also the episode where the concept of simmering first appeared: so much fun! 

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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

    • How the “simmering” has resonated with my listeners
    • The advantage of a good “simmer” in life
    • Why forcing things to fill your time isn’t always the best answer

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you been using the simmering analogy in your life? 
  2. What are you simmering about? 

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Full Transcript

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

Moments to Treasure with Your College Bound Child

MomentsToTreasureI originally posted this on a blog I had started a few years ago. I thought I would share a few posts from there, to get things going on this site. 


Thoughts running around my head after a couple of days in my daughter’s soon-to-be college home.

Moments to Treasure

  • Independence in Your Teenager. As frustrating as it can be when you are within the same walls, it is this same independence that will provide you comfort that they will be able to handle themselves when you are not around.
  • Future Activities. You discover an Escape Room. Your teen immediately begins to formulate a trip there with her future dorm friends. By the time you leave town, three new friends have said, “I’m in.”
  • When your child says, “Yay, a fair trade shop.
  • Enjoying the trip home with your teenager who will be staying behind next time you make this trip.
  • The Time between now and move-in day: a turtle’s pace for your teenager and at the speed of light for you.
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 (almost there)- then I’ll be ready to dive back in here! 💚 – 06/14/2022