Tell Us: What Has Been Taken Away Because of Caregiving?

Denise

Tell Us: What Has Been Taken Away Because of Caregiving?

Denise
gone-with-the-wind-260335_640Earlier this week, I wrote about how I hate to ask for help because I fear that I'll lose what I love to do.

Yesterday, I received an email about an activity I love to do--co-host #eldercarechat--and asking me if I was up to continuing. It was the email I dreaded receiving and worked so hard to not happen.

I explained that I can continue and will continue. But, oh, my heart dropped. It may seem like something kinda silly--it's just a chat on Twitter--but it's important to me. I co-founded it, I help drive its content, I enjoy it. I want to keep it.

We've often spoken about how caregiving takes so much of our time that we struggle to find the time we need for what and who we love. And, sometimes, we lose what we love and not by our choice. Another decides we can't so takes it away.

I'm curious: What's been taken away from you because of your caregiving responsibilities?