badass Nesties

Discovering your "badass" self after your kids leave the "nest"

Are You a Bad Ass Nestie?

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Life’s journey is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting holy shit…what a ride!  – Author Unknown

Welcome to my blog about life after kids.  If you find that you are approaching an empty nest or already living sans kids, please join me while we explore  the possibilities for this exciting chapter in our lives.  Although we are placing the focus on the upside of having a vacated nest, for those who are still recovering from going from a full house to the “sounds of silence,” we will be sharing some insights to help you make the leap from taxi driver, counselor, chef, secretary, financial advisor, nurse, and all the other roles you have played in your child’s lives to Badass Nestie. So what exactly is a BadAss Nestie you ask?  Let us first explore the term badass.  Badass:  Ultra cool, excellent, formidable, radiating confidence in everything, slow to anger, and brutally efficient .

The badass carves her own path. She wears, drives, drinks, watches, and listens to what she chooses, when she chooses, where she chooses, uninfluenced by fads or advertising campaigns. Badass style is understated but instantly recognizable. Like a good pair of sunglasses: simple, direct, and functional.
I would (for purposes of this blog) expand the definition to the following:   A Badass Nestie is a gorgeous, confident, awesome, adventurous woman who has reached a stage in her life when all or a good portion of her focus is on the possibilities for her life.  Feel free to add or change this to suit your own badass-ness!!!
So how do you know if you will benefit from the stories and information shared on this blog?  Here are just a few things that might be coming up for you that we will be exploring here together: (Feel free to add some ideas and share them with us.)
  • You feel the urge to explore new hobbies, career options and adventures but don’t know where to begin.  Or perhaps you just keep talking yourself out of trying new things.
  • You feel guilty if you aren’t focusing on your kids more.  It can be difficult switching from all out mommy mode to focusing on “me” mode.
  • You aren’t sure what to do with all your extra time.  You just know you want to fill that time with meaningful activities and pursuits.
  • You feel lost without the constant contact with other adults now that you aren’t attending so many children focused functions with other parents.
  • You wonder what other women in your situation are doing with their time and energies.  For that matter, you wonder how they are keeping themselves full of energy.
  • You know there must be more to life than work and waiting to hear from your kids.
  • Finally, you are ready to try new things in the pursuit of discovering your life’s  purpose or to learn more about the possibilities in front of you.  In the stirrings of your soul, you know that there is more to do, see and experience in your life.
So ladies…are you ready to join me on this journey of self-discovery and find your place in the Badass Nestie community?  If yes, I look forward to taking this journey with you!
Love and laughter,
Cheryl Lagunilla

Author: clagsy1

I am the middle child of 5 married for 25 years to the middle child of 10. I am mother to two amazing young men who are both off launching their lives. I am also the author of a children's book, The ABC's of Tennis which was a collaboration of love with my friends and neighbors. I am also a new "empty nester" with a brand new chapter just waiting to unfold.

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