We Break for Fall: How Will You Prepare for Your Future?

We can take a page from Nature’s playbook and get ready for our future.

I took a walk last week through the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The trees flashed amazing colors while the leaves colored and covered the ground. As I walked, I could hear squirrels wading their ways through the leaves, gathering their food for the winter. They’re getting ready for what’s next.

So, today, I wonder: How will you prepare for your future?

Maybe you’ll save what you can (see our A Dollar a Day campaign). Perhaps you’ll take a class, online or in your community, to help you prepare to for the next phase of your career. Maybe you’ll research the next phase of your caree’s disease process so you’ll be ready with the right help for both of you. You might start planning a trip you can take whenever you can.

Please share what you’ll do today to get ready for your tomorrow. And, by sharing in our comments section, you’ll be entered into a chance to win a gift check for a Butterball turkey. Congrats to G-J, who won yesterday’s turkey.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

One thought on “We Break for Fall: How Will You Prepare for Your Future?

  1. Avatar of ejourneysejourneys

    This is a tough one for me. After a lifetime of preparing for my future, caregiving has pulled me back into living an eternal present with its message, “All bets are off.” I’ve ramped up an already frugal lifestyle, but I’ve also become more insular, which was a necessary step toward adjusting to this “new normal.” I would say that at this point I am preparing for my future by adjusting to my present in a way that I believe is making me more resilient.


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