Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 9 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
“My Secret Subject” is:
Tell me about the last time you reinvented yourself.
It was submitted by: https://sarahsbrandcrazy.blogspot.com/
Thank you, Sarah!
REINVENTION – the action or process through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new.
I have reinvented my self several times over my lifetime. The very first time I reinvented myself was in 2011 when my husband and I sold all of our possessions except what would fit in our car and moved 400 miles away from everything we had ever known.
I had just become disabled and I could no longer work. I had a new disease diagnosis a loving husband and a hope that everything would all work out. Life wasn’t easy then, not that it ever was but it was especially hard at this time. It’s amazing the things that you have to do to have health insurance when you need it most.
I’ve never regretted that decision, not even once. My husband’s new job has been a Godsend and he’s there to this day. They’ve been so understanding out my health issues, my caregiving duties, and giving my husband time off whenever it’s needed. Like taking off 2 months to take care of a wife who’s sweet tooth lead her down a dark stairway that led to a broken leg, black eye, and a concussion!
A few years later I reinvented myself again. From a former mail carrier to a full-time caregiver to my mom who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This reinvention led me to write and blogging because the isolation of being a caregiver became too much and I had to find a way to be heard.
Then I reinvented myself once again to a business owner and web designer because even though I love to write I love to build websites even more. That day I wrote my first blog post led me to where I am right now and I’ve never been happier.
I recently had to reinvent myself once again. I’ve been a caregiver for the last 8 years. Every single day of those 8 years I woke up with the worry and stress of being responsible for another adult. There were many, many days when I wanted to pull the covers over my head and stay in bed, but I couldn’t.
When my mother passed in January I found myself once again trying to find my path. This is the first time my husband and I have ever lived alone. It’s the first time we’ve ever been just a “couple”. Twenty-seven years of marriage we’ve never been just a couple. We both had a child when we met so we’ve always been either parent or caregiver.
Today, we’re making plans for our new life. A life where we aren’t responsible for anyone but ourselves. It’s a foreign concept for the two of us. I’ll let you know how it goes! I see lots of travel in the future!
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope https://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Cognitive Script https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com
Southern Belle Charm https://www.southernbellecharm.com
The Bergham Chronicles https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/
My Brand of Crazy https://sarahsbrandcrazy.blogspot.com/
Part-time Working Hockey Mom https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
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