From empty nest to full blown business

It’s the end of June. Graduations have come and gone. September will roll around before we know it. Families will say good bye to the youngest members of their households as they depart for school and the exciting adventures that await them.

Empty Nest Syndrome. We’ve all heard of it. Some of us have even experienced that feeling of “All my kids are grown and gone…Now what?”

Lots of jokes are made about converting recently vacated bedrooms into gyms. But in reality there are so many moms who simply don’t know what to do with themselves now that the last child has flown the coop.

After the spare rooms are renovated what is a mother to do?

Why, start a business I say. Really. Why not?

There couldn’t be a better time to create something just for you. The demands of school, sports, activities and dinner are all behind you. There’s nothing but open road up ahead.

Instead of washing smelly athletic socks, start an aroma therapy biz! Instead of cooking for five, think about catering for groups of 20 or more.

Take all of the skills that you have learned the last 20+ years and make some money with that knowledge. The good news is this. You can do whatever you want. Your business can be big or small. You can have one client or thirty. Take that cake recipe that everyone loves and turn it into a business.

Whether you dog walk, make candles, or even start an accounting firm…Whatever it is you want to do the time is now.

Enjoy your new found freedom in a way you never thought possible. By turning your hobby, passion or skill set into a business or career.

Here are some fun reads on how other women balanced family life and their businesses. I hope this inspires you to find a way to fill your new found freedom. An empty nest doesn’t have to be the ending of something. It can be just the beginning.