We took our youngest to start at uni this weekend. It's 250 miles away so we moved her in yesterday, stayed overnight in a hotel then drove home today to our empty nest. It's so quiet!
I haven't felt real sadness yet - I think that's to come. Mostly at the moment I'm just pleased and excited for her starting this next stage in life.
When my older daughter started at her uni a few years ago, I remember I felt quite bereft for a while.
Today, on getting home, I changed straight into my running gear and went out for a 4.25k 'run for fun' across the fields, lanes and towpath. That felt good. I hadn't had space in the car (believe me!) to take my stuff with me to run in the university city.
And I am very mindful that I've entered for a 10k (my first) next Sunday....
On Tuesday I'll try a longer run, then maybe ease off till the weekend. Is that the right thing to do?
Anyway, with this daughter leaving home and us now being empty nesters, I think running is going to be my solace. I'm so glad that I started c25k last year