I’m stuck in the eye. That’s what it feels like. It feels like being stuck in the eye of a storm. It’s quite, calm, peaceful and… boring. I long for the hectic, frenzied pace that comes with having kids. I danced in that proverbial storm of life for almost thirty years and am not adjusting to a near empty nest very well.

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Our youngest child will be a senior in high school this upcoming school year. He works 16 hours on the weekends so it feels like he’s already gone.

My animals are a nice distraction. I have something to love and care for when I’m not working. Writing the book, Quackers, was a nice distraction. We received some samples books but are waiting for the majority of them to be printed and shipped. More waiting…

We’ve lived in-motion for so many years, slowing down or relaxing isn’t an option we want to pursue. What I dislike most about our almost empty nest is I have way too much time to focus on myself. It makes me feel self-absorbed. I don’t want to think about me, I want to be concerned about someone else.

I don’t know what is in store for the second half of our lives but I’m excited! I’m excited to find my (our) new purpose. We’re open and available for whatever the Universe (aka God) has in store for us. I want to stay busy. I want to be concerned about someone else. I want to serve…



Author: atkinsonfarm

Garry and Deanna (say it real fast and it's Gary, Indiana) have been married for thirty-four years and have raised three wonderful children. They share a love of family, nature and of God. They try to be good citizens of this tiny planet that we're all on, hopefully leaving it better than they found it. The couple strives to be non-judgmental lovers of all God's creation (people and animals alike). Garry and Deanna have full time jobs but in their off-hours, believe there's no place like home. They believe animals enrich our lives so they've filled theirs with dogs, chickens, ducks and goats. They don't take themselves too seriously and want to share the adventures of a mini-farm with you. Hopefully, it will brighten your day.

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