I’m Done Nesting is the blog I’ve been writing for a year or so. I like the name, the tone, the friends I’ve made through it, but it just doesn’t feel right for all my stuff. Done Nesting was a Google hosted blog via blogger at blogspot.com. I have the domain name, donenesting.com, too. And if you read back over all the stuff I’ve written the past few months you will find that I have changed the site a couple of times and planned for a launch a time or two. Too many irons in the fire, I suppose. But it feels like the cautionary tale about the nail. Or perhaps the old ditty called either “Dear Liza” or “A Hole in the Bucket.” Not sure and not going to check out the song right now. The nail saying I will share.
I wonder if I really just needed to have the empty nest blog while I was preparing for my daughter to leave town. Nothing has really changed in my life besides her moving two thousand miles away in the time I’ve been writing it. I think I might have known that I needed adjustment time in preparation for the new phase of my life without my daughter close by. I suspect so. I think I was just doing what I needed to do to not be sad in the many months as we prepared for her leaving.
I think this because as soon as she was settled in her new life I no longer felt the need to write in the empty nest blog and found myself wanting to create this blog that is more encompassing.
I am planning out the new and improved Done Nesting site and that one will not just be for me but also for any and all folks who are empty nesters, grandparents, or non -parents, or anti-natalists who are now of a certain age where we know there will be not be full-time child-rearing from now on.
The first aspect of the site will just be listings of community member blogs. Eventually it will be more with blog hops, networking and writing challenges for the “too old to be a Mommy Blogger” or “looking forward to being an empty nest blogger” bloggers among us. Grand-Mommy Bloggers just doesn’t cut it somehow.
Let me know what you think!