It’s estimated that 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the past 12 months, according to a recent study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. Pulled from Bluebird Home Care.
As the days and months have turned into years as a caregiver, recently an episode in my life has given me thought. I will be very blunt here as it is my only escape from the life I currently lead. The emotional stress leading to physical deterioration and not to mention the financial upheaval of my life has been detrimental to say the least. As mom’s mental capacity lessons, the happy times are gone. Tension and stress are more the day to day with us. I have found I am incapable of understanding and dealing with the memory loss and it is taking its toll on me in many ways. By no means does this mean I will not care for her, but I need to put up some kind of barrier to keep myself from completely going off the wall. I don’t think I am the first nor will be the last to feel this way caring for a person with dementia.
With this said I will be ending this blog as one of caregiving and turn it into something more uplifting for myself. I really want to make my crochet business more of a success and the concentration I put into the caregiving I need to put into my small business to be able to support myself while caregiving.
Come with me on my crochet journey and give me support, enthusiasm and of course comments and ideas of what you would like to see, maybe want something for yourself or a gift. I want to learn more techniques and maybe even begin to learn how to reach pattern charts and whoa wait – design a pattern of my own. Yippee!
I am currently working on a design incorporation some hearts from another pattern. Once complete I will share more and see what you think. Stay tuned for this – or go to my Instagram page and see what I have going. Don’t forget to check out my Inventory for sale page and if you see anything let me know or hit that buy button.
My well being is so much more important that I ever could of imagined and the Ending into a Beginning is the first step I have to take. Thank you for following my journey into caregiving and the comments and support you have given so far. Stay with me and see what we can do in the next chapter!
Peace and Awesomeness to you
Maria, The Caffeinated Crocheter