Emily turns 16
There is something strange as I see my role change, more than Fred's. Men, most men, start at point A and make a steep incline in their work world over time. For me, my work line has been nothing less than erratic. I have written about this before. It is really hard to describe watching the kids get older and becoming incredibly independent – which is what we taught them to be – which pushes me to move into a different role. It is all good but I do think about what keeps me busy and engaged next time. Someone said to me recently, I believe you have another big one in you. Perhaps. On one hand, I hope so, but on the other hand, how does that big one effect a life where everyone has flown from the nest. I believe this is an issue that many women think about who have chosen to stay home or make their work life less of a main focus.
More than likely I will just plunge in feet first as that seems to be something I have done my entire life.