Start From What You Want

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Start From What You Want

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road_trip_by_public_domainThis morning, on Your Caregiving Journey, Heather joined me to continue our conversation about her gap year--a year that she moved her family temporarily to help her mom care for her father. You can listen to our show via the player below.

Last month, Heather joined me to share her decision to move her family (her husband and young son) closer to her parents for one year. Both Heather and her husband also brought their careers with them, allowing them to continue working during their year at home.

Today, Heather talked about what the year has been like, how she's prioritized her day and how she'll transition back into her role as a long-distance family caregiver. Our conversation ended with my question, "What suggestions would you offer to others considering creating a year like you did?"

Start with what you want, Heather answered, rather than with what you think you have to give up. Meaning, we often believe we have to make sacrifices in order to get what we want. Heather offered a different perspective: Start with the big picture of what you want, then move into choices and compromises.

When you focus on that big picture, you avoid feeling like you had to sacrifice to get just what you wanted. For Heather, her big-picture vision netted her exactly what she wanted: Family time.


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