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Empty Nester – What to Do with Your Spare Time when the Kids are all Grown-Up?

What happened to those pre-school years? How could they just literally fly by so quickly? Suddenly you find that your calendar’s full of empty slots for the first time in years – something you’re so unused to that you don’t even know what to do with all your newly-won free time!

Less responsibility – more time

Now that your children have grown up, some of the weight of responsibility has been lifted off your shoulders and you’ve got more time to spend on yourself. Time that you’ve never had all these years, what with all the household chores, weekend plans and taking the children to all kinds of activities. But what on earth are you now supposed to spend it on? Hopefully, ideas start emerging in your head about all the exciting interest you’ve been putting aside and that can finally step into the light. If not, don’t worry, it will take you some time to get to know yourself and explore both forgotten passions and new interests.

Expand your horizon

You can always start off by making a list of things you always wanted to try out, like some new sports you’ve been curious about, a new destination or a crafty workshop you finally can fit into the schedule. Learning something new and exploring new territory is always rewarding! Feeling a longing for new people when entering a new phase in your life isn’t unusual, either. Maybe you’ve lost contact with many of your old friends you used to see regularly before? Or your current circle of friends isn’t giving you what you’re looking for any longer and you feel like you need to spice up your social life? Expanding your horizon gives you a greater chance of making new friends, so don’t be afraid to start a conversation with an interesting people you meet along your self-exploration journey. They might be there for a reason, a season or a life time.

Choose the elements of your spare time

There are often events in your area, so do some research on the local activities that you can join. It’s never too late to meet new friends! Social media is a great way of meeting new people through customized groups based on interests, hobbies or other preferences that fit what you are looking for. GoFrendly is an example of a digital community focusing on female friendship that gives you a helping hand along the way. In our community you can connect with women who share your situation and have higher flexibility thorough their day. Isn’t that great?

If your are curious about the us, join our community! The membership is free and completely adapted to your preferences on how you want to socialize. Choose between meeting friends one on one, hanging out in a group of women or join an interesting activity with likeminded members. If you need any help, do not hesitate to contact us.