husband and I had the pleasure of visiting my parents' generation at a gated retirement community. The residents in that community have been living "empty nest" style for literally decades. My point is life goes on LONG after our kids get an adult life of their own. I'd love to hear what you're looking forward to participating in, accomplishing, acheiving during your stage of life that is longer than infancy, longer than early childhood, teen years, child rearing years.... What have you always wanted to do? I'm having fun volunteering to teach English as a Second Language. I've had the itch to create art forever. Never had the time. Time doesn't feel more in abundance these days... But I have the feeling I'd gladly swap the hours I spend stressing over our difficult children for time to create something beautiful! How about you? School is coming to an end. Many communities offer fun summer courses. Boating, swimming, art, languages... What would you LOVE to try? I encourage you to contact your city, county community centers, and/or local colleges to explore what's available for you to enrich the longest season of your life!!!!! Please tell me, what do you want to do?