Well, dear Posse folks, it’s finally happened: The empty nest has arrived. We moved our son to college, into the dorm last weekend. He’s only 1 1/2 to 2 hours away, but we’re feeling bittersweet, as you can imagine. It’s been nearly 19 years since it’s just been the two of us, and the house feels so empty and quiet. Of course, some peace and quiet is good (I have to admit we’re not missing the teenage drama and angst).
He’s adjusting fairly well, all things considered. He was able to exempt a class or two early in his first week, which was great, but it upended his schedule and caused some confusion. Which is especially difficult when you’re already having to adjust to a roommate in a small space, completely new surroundings, and just being away from home, in general. But he’s being a trooper, and we’re hoping that next week things will settle down to some sense of normalcy for him.
So fragrance-wise, I’ve been all over the place. L’Artisan’s Seville was good for a sweet, yet bitter, vibe; Chanel’s crisp 1957 gave me a much-needed dose of “snap out of it and get on with it,” and Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom helped uplift me and boost my spirits a bit when I started to feel a little blue.
What do you wear when you’re dragging emotionally, feeling melancholy or having to deal with major change? Any of you empty-nesters have any tips to share with us newbies? Thanks, everyone, and have a great week!