Quite an Ambitious List

Nancys-to-do-listAfter finally sitting down and brainstorming ideas for my first “empty nest” to-list, I realized I have a lot of things that I didn’t have time for when my kids lived at home.  My mind was going wild, in a million different directions coming up with different tasks to do. I came up with many small household tasks, office duties, and personal things I wanted to get done but haven’t had the time.  At one point I think I had fifty different things written on the to-do list… 🙂  After I felt like I had everything I wanted on the written on the list, I began eliminating tasks that I definitely knew I would do.  Here are the ten I decided to keep.  Without kids, it’s time to:

  1. Clean out the kitchen cabinets
  2. Redecorate the living room
  3. Paint our bedroom
  4. Go through and donate stuff from Bobby’s room
  5. Buy new work clothes
  6. List of things to doOrganize my work desk – at home!
  7. Organize new real estate properties
  8. Read a good book
  9. Clean out the garden
  10. Sit down for dinner with my husband during the week

When I actually begin crossing things off the list it is going to be a great feeling of accomplishment!  Knowing I’m getting things done that need to be done and helping myself at the same time, definitely worth the struggle. I have a feeling it will be difficult being in Bobby’s room without him, but I think it will be a good way to get used to him being moved out like his sister.  I know he will do excellent in the next chapter of life just like his older sister.  It is so rewarding seeing the success and achievement in everything they do. I can already tell that this list is going to be a good way to keep me busy and not worrying about my kids.  Actually siting back and reading these, there is no way that I will be able to finish them but hey, it’s worth a try. I’m going to head to the store today to pick up some cleaning supplies and a couple organizational decorating magazines for motivation.  Saturdays are the best day to clean and be inspired!   Wish me luck! Nancy



  1. Hi Nancy, Thank you for stopping by my blog! I don’t feel there are very many “empty nesters” blogging. I do find some of the more mature women have been through it, but don’t seem to be feeling the pain any more – maybe I will get there some day too! My one kid has been out of the house for 3 years now. I think by the end of year 2, I started to feel like I had another life in addition to the “mom” one, and I was able to detach in a more healthy way. It’s still a journey, though!

    • Hello 🙂 Thank you for your comment. I totally agree, Clara has been out of the house for quite some time but now that Bobby has moved out too it is like reliving it again. I am sure with time I will have another life in addition to my “mother” one as well. Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to reading more of your blog! Much love, Nancy ❤

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