A Community Caregiving Journal...


A Community Caregiving Journal...

To join our community caregiving journal, just start writing.

...that starts with three words.

In 2012, we started a three-word community caregiving journal that continued for just about three years. In 2015 when my parents became critically ill, I just couldn't keep up with everything. Our community journal was one of the plates I let fall. I'd love to start spinning it ago.

The original idea for our community journal came to me on a Saturday in November when I read about National Novel Writing Month. Throughout November, would-be novelists commit to writing 5,000 words in 30 days. In essence, they craft their novel.

That got me thinking.

What if we created a community journal? What if members of the site wrote journal entries each week, inspired by the same prompts? What if, every week, members of the site posted journal entries based on the the same three words?

So, let's try it. Let's create a a Community Caregiving Journal that starts with three words. Through the community journal, you can write out what weighs heavy on your heart while participating in a community event that tells the world about the caregiving experience.

To get started, simply create a blog post by next Wednesday, February 27, and write about these three words:


You can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You can write sentences using all three words. If you prefer, you can simply write about these three words in our comments section, below.

In essence, you can write about the words in the way that feels right for you.

Then, every Wednesday, beginning February 27, I'll post three new words for you to write about. Don't worry about keeping up every week if that seems too difficult. Just write about any of the words whenever you can.

Any member of Caregiving.com can contribute. When you write posts for our Community Caregiving Journey, select “Community Caregiving Journal” as the category. Need help posting to the site? Just send me a private message through the site or send me an email. Not a member of Caregiving.com? Just join here. Worried about the privacy of your family and your caree? Simply create your account with a user name that describes you but isn't your real name.

Our journal complements your blog posts about your day. Continue to post updates about your situation, including the challenges and successes, in your own blog.

Thanks so much for joining us!

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