Allison Peterson, account manager, HealthPartners UnityPoint Health

My husband and I decided to move almost immediately following the graduation of our youngest child. After being in the same town for 27 years, we moved to a new city, started new jobs and became empty nesters all within a few months.

It has been an unbelievable transition, facing a new identity outside of being a mom, becoming myself again and adapting to our new lifestyle.  It’s taken a lot of courage and inflection, which has been challenging at times, but I’m finding it has empowered me to just be Allison again and start thinking about new adventures for myself.

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