What to do and Expect with your empty nest The time is coming – you know it – the empty nest. You are so engrossed with preparing for senior year – there are scholarship applications to fill out, colleges to decide on, financial planning, gowns, caps, yearbooks – the list feels endless and overwhelming at times. Don’t get stuck in the mire of a chapter ending. Rejoice, for both of you because you are both starting what can be fascinating times in your lives. Here are some suggestions of what to do and expect with your empty nest.