The youngest has sailed her ship to the seas of self sufficiency, and today she moved out of the family home, into her own grown-up apartment. Her dad, the Captain and I helped her move this morning. Super cute 1920’s building. I’m a little jealous. What an adventure to be young and in LA!
It is… quiet. And strange. Bittersweet. Aside from a few vacations and some stints at summer camp, we have been together every day since the day she was born. But it’s right that she’s going, it’s time, and she’s ready. Achievement unlocked. Leveling up can be hard, but, it’s important to keep moving forward. Her dad and I shared a fistbump and a hug, and acknowledged that parenthood was a pretty epic life journey itself. And now we move to the next stage.
Holy cow, y’all. I am an empty nester.
Except for all these cats.
Can’t forget them.