Finding Joy in the Empty Nest: Discover Purpose and Passion in the Next Phase of Life
by Jim Burns
When the kids are gone, you can discover a richer, deeper, and more fulfilling life than you ever imagined!
Whether you’ve been looking forward to it or dreading it, the experience of coming home to an empty nest brings with it a well of emotions, realizations, and one gigantic, all-consuming thought: Now what? As an empty nester, the options before you are practically limitless–a fact that can be as exciting as it is terrifying.
In this book, Jim Burns combines his personal experiences with extensive research, interviews with other empty nesters, and his professional work as a family educator to help you navigate your new life as an empty nester and find joy in the opportunities for life-change before you.
Rather than offering shallow suggestions of hobbies you should take up, Burns encourages you to actively pursue a fresh start, reinvent yourself, and thrive beyond this new stage. To help you do this, he equips you with practical advice and timeless principles, including how to:
- Change the relationship you once had with your children–for the better
- Face big issues (like aging parents, finances, and kids returning home) with confidence
- And rekindle your fire and purpose to live with passion day by day
Amid his wealth of know-how, you’ll uncover what may be the most important takeaway of all: hope that the best is yet to come.