Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 8 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
Your “Secret Subject” is:
The end of the year usually gets people reflecting on their best moments, what went right, and what they want from the coming year, but what I want to know is what did you learn? How did you grow as a human? And what do you know you need to keep working on this coming year?
It was submitted by: https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
This year started out horrible but got a lot better with each new month. When January hit, I was in a wheelchair for a broken leg, homeless for about two weeks until our apartment was ready and then the worst of the worst my mom died on January 15, 2019. Five days after my 49th birthday. I was devastated even though I knew that it was coming.
I always wondered if it would be easier to say goodbye to somebody slowly than suddenly like when my dad died in 1985. A major heart attack and he was dead an hour later. Mom suffered for a long time first with Alzheimer’s Disease & then with metastatic breast cancer. It would rough.
As winter turned into Spring, even though I was still grieving life moved on quickly as it tends to do. My leg was healed, my heart was healing and I was determined to do the things I hadn’t been able to do as a caregiver for the last 10 years.
I made plans! I went camping and on picnics. Traveled to different areas just to go. I spent time with my grandkids. My life is still evolving and I’m not sure what it will look like next month, next year or even the next decade.
I’ve lost a lot of people in my life and with that, I have learned a very valuable life lesson. You never know what tomorrow will bring so don’t put things off. Go on that vacation, buy that new car or even move across the country. Do what makes you happy because that’s what I’m doing these days.
For the first time in my life, I’m only responsible for one person (me) and even though I miss my mom I am happy to finally have the freedom I had been missing for the last ten years. It’s just like I’ve always said on my other site The Diary of An Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Appreciate the good, laugh at the crazy, & deal with the rest!
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Spatulas on Parade https://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com
Our Prime Years https://ourprimeyears.com/blog/
Sarah Nolan https://www.writersarahnolan.blogspot.com/
Southern Belle Charm https://www.southernbellecharm.com
Part-time Working Hockey Mom https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.com/