Empty Nester?…

Time is passing and I don’t seem to quite have a handle on it.  In my quest to feel ‘normal’ again during this transition to what I can only equate to possibly an ’empty nester’.  Although typically empty-nester’s get to see their kids again, whereas, my ‘kids’ (fur-babies) have all passed away.  What is the term for grieving parents?  If you loose your spouse you are a widow/widower.  If you loose your parents you are an orphan.  I wonder, what is the term for what we are?

My husband and I are trying to get use to life without a dog around and quite frankly it is strange.  We are mourning and know that we are not ready for the responsibilities of having someone to take care of for awhile, but at the same time we miss so much the company having a dog brings.  We don’t have any human kids of our own, we’ve always treated our pets as integral members of our family, and when they pass away it hits us really hard.

Anyway, I have been trying to figure out what direction I should take my life now.  I have continued playing around with drawing in the form of zentangle and other skills, occasionally I pick up my camera and start to feel like a photographer again… but something I have put down for about a decade I’ve picked up again… programming.  I’m really enjoying learning Python, I have experience in C++, so I’ve been enjoying the thrill of playing with logic again while learning a new language.

Here a few photos from the last few weeks, in case you are curious about my goings on… Enjoy. 🙂

Until next time…
~nic

8 thoughts on “Empty Nester?…

    • Thanks, Lore 🙂 I hadn’t heard that saying before, she must be wagging a lot. Some days are harder than others, but for the most part I’m doing well.

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