It feels different without them. There’s almost this emptiness and an excitement in me.
I have been curious and questioning myself about raising kids. Raising teenagers – for them to be the best happy version of themselves. How do I love them and give them the world but at the same time teach them to think for themselves and to be independent? How do I teach them but not impose my view on them or for them to feel an expectation? How do I teach them that happiness is within and not to be dependent on others to make them happy? There’s such a fine line and the line is so blurry that it’s hard to see. I’m intrigued. I want to be able to define that fine line.
They are having fun and the set up was easy. They facetimed me to see how I was and can see I’m in my own world with my puzzles. I’m happy and I feel good. They told me they have been swimming and making friends and hearing that makes me feel great.
Time apart is good. Time for yourself is much needed.
Jan 27, 2021