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This is my second week off to focus on clearing out to get ready for selling our home. I am reminded of the nonmonetary benefits of work–any work: people, a focus on something other than how sick Mom is getting and how much I miss Dad, a change of scenery and the rhythm of coming and going that makes more sense to me than the erratic nonschedule…[Read more]
Hi Mary — your post struck a chord with me. I left my career — advertising and media marketing — after some years. When it was time for me to get back into the work force, I felt as though I was no longer up to speed on my field. So I went in a different direction. I started freelance copy editing. I had always enjoyed writing and this…[Read more]
I miss my career. I was laid off in 2009 (recession casualty) from a job I held for many years. I had already been a long-distance caregiver of my parents in their home an hour away for two years by then. All of my siblings were living out-of-state and had different reasons for not helping at all or not being able to help much. The peak of…[Read more]