Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Goodbye and Hello!

To all my readers, followers, and people who have found help and information on my site - thank you! Thank you for reading and commenting on my posts and for making me one of the top caregiving/dementia blogs. Thank you to other websites, as well, who nominated me for competitions and put me on "Best of.." lists - I was honored every time.

Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been posting regularly and that's largely because, while my dad is still alive and kicking, he's pretty peaceful and things are under control, so there isn't much to write about. I've been involved in helping and counseling other caregivers for a few years now, but I'm finding that I don't have as much to say about this subject as I used to, and I've cut back on my advocacy work, as well. One thing I do want to do is get back to my hospice work and continue with my bereavement counseling, and maybe even explore chaplaincy - there is more to be said about end-of-life issues and I hope to say some of them.

I've always had a lot of other stuff going on in my life - things that I wrote about - that never made it into my blog because it wasn't specifically about caregiving, such as my Rheumatoid Arthritis, being a step-parent, my journey with body/mind therapy, and my work as a bereavement counselor, etc. I continue to love to write, both as a way to process my life, and as a way to help others, and I wanted a bigger outlet for that. I've joked that I could write a couple of different blogs based on other aspects of my life; I decided to be efficient and just write one big one. I'll still be blogging about caregiving, especially as Dad's journey comes to an end.

I hope that you will join me on this journey and visit my new blog. I'd love to hear your comments and questions as I blog about different things, read and recommend books (like always!), and venture into parts unknown. I'll be leaving this site up as a resource for the next caregivers coming along. So here it is - goodbye....but I hope hello at my new site!