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3 Reasons why empty nest is gut wrenching and how to prepare for it

empty nest Sep 03, 2020

My personal empty nest countdown has begun. 

On the 3rd of September 2020, it was my youngest son, Marcel’s first–last day of school. He started Grade 12, and for the upcoming months, it will be the first-last day of everything with regards to his school experience.                                                           

Thinking back to his first day, I realised that he started school in a foreign country, compared to his two older brothers that started in their home country, South Africa. 

 

We’ve been an ex-pat family for the past 13 years. Born in beautiful South Africa, my childhood dreams were like so many others. Buy a house, get married, have kids and raise them in the same community that I grew up in. Enjoy Christmas, Birthdays and BBQ dinners with the cousins, uncles, aunts,...

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