Empty Nesters and a Midlife Gap Year

Empty Nesters and a midlife gap year… is it for you?

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Some Empty Nesters are trying a midlife gap year. Just yesterday, I read in the Wall St Journal  about how couples are tired of doing the same old thing and switching it up a bit.  “After decades of raising children and climbing the corporate ladder, they’re weary of the same old routine. Inspired by high school and college students who take “gap” or “bridge” years, baby boomers are taking an extended leave from the working world.” The article also tells the story of an Empty Nester who changes careers, follows her passion for textiles and opens a business.

Now that is an adventure! Love this! It is so great to hear about what others are doing with the second half of their lives. Isn’t now the best time to try something new? I am not certain that taking a year off is quite my cup of tea… however, I admire that these Empty Nesters took action! Kudos to them.

What are YOU doing for fun ?






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4 thoughts on “Empty Nesters and a Midlife Gap Year”

  1. Love this idea and am doing it!! My eldest just got married and my youngest left for college. My husband and I spent 5 weeks in France where we rejuvenated together-a trip I always wanted to make in college, but never could-too many responsibilities! We are now starting this new year with excitement about this next chapter in our lives 🙂

    • Lori, it sounds like we have a lot in common! I look forward to you sharing your “adventures” with us! I hope you have an exciting 2014!

  2. My husband and I both said that when our girls had left school and we were 50 we would leave our teaching careers and start something new. Anyway.m, here we are and that’s exactly what we are going to do. It’s amazing to read about others doing the same.


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