Sally - posted on 08/25/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )
It's been two days since we took my daughter to San Francisco for college (from Chicago). I can only describe my internal feelings as the lowest of low on that trip. I came home feeling as though I wanted to sleep the rest of my life away because I was so depressed. I searched my soul to determine how to get myself back to normality. I make every effort to be a very positive person. It is quite the challenge.
I've decided the next step is to continue to grow as a person so that my daughter will admire me. After reading so many other "empty-nest" posts, I realize many women (myself included) are easily pulled into a "victimization" mentality as in "nobody loves me." This is a scenario that plays out often throughout our lives. My solution is to rise above it. Be a leader so your children will admire you. This is another lesson that you can teach them. Go to a class, re-invent yourself, volunteer, get a new job and smile each day. When they hear about your accomplishments, they will say "Wow!"