Back to School List for Empty Nesters

Back to School List for Empty Nesters

Mark Murrell

Of course you are going to miss them --- the house is yours again. What to do now that the kids are back at college or the summer visits are over? We have some thoughts and ideas!

PICK UP A SPORT

Why not learn something new that makes you move your body too? How about boxing? Or, a martial art? A quick Google search will go a long way --- be sure to get a friend to ride this adventure with you --- always helps to have some accountability.

GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Why should the kids have all the fun? With local community colleges and online education, the possibilities are endless. What is something you always wanted to learn more about? Go do it!

PLAN A SPECIAL EVENING WITH YOUR SPOUSE OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER

Now that the house is empty again, why not plan a romantic evening at home? A special dinner, some music from when you first started dating --- some dancing, maybe some Netflix --- you never know where the evening will take you. For that special dinner, WE’D LOVE TO HELP. Check out some romantic dinner options HERE.

VOLUNTEER

Every community needs someone smart like you. And, if nothing else, science says giving back is the quickest path to receiving something in return. Seriously, we all should be giving back however we can. Instead of the easy way out (giving money) --- give your time!

TRAVEL

Where is one place you have always wanted to go? Well, pack a bag and get there already! Here’s the top 5 destinations for Empty Nesters:

  • New Orleans - that sounds FUN!
  • Alaska - a place I have always wanted to go.
  • Hawaii - um, yes please.
  • Italy - now that sounds romantic
  • Maine - ;) come see us! We will take you out on the boat!

I challenge you to do something new for you. Something difficult, yet enriching. We all need to mix it up every now and then to help keep things exciting.

Would love to hear about your adventures --- Email us