In the last 18 years I have rarely been alone. I was married and I had two girls then I got divorced and had full custody. I have an art school which means if I am not with my kids I am likely with yours or someone else's. I have a great family who all live pretty close to me and I see them all quite a bit. I have many, many wonderful friends who I spend as much time with as I can.
I have hardly ever been alone in almost two decades.
Tonight my youngest leaves to South America on exchange for a month. On Sunday my eldest goes back to University after spending reading week here with us.
This will be my home alone part 1. Part 2, of course, will be in a few years when both are away at school!
A few have said - how will it be for you?
Like all change, I am going into it with with the attitude of excitement and a pretty full calendar of work and play and travel and even a weekend guest. Love Now is part survival and part happiness making. This is a choice and one I always
force myself try to make even if my preference is to have my children around me as much as possible.
Any suggestions as to what I should do differently? Don't say walk around naked because I already do that. Don't say get into trouble because trouble never takes a holiday.
What would you do if you were in home alone part 1?