I would like to give the Hallmark answer: cherished memories, rewarding moments, uplifting experiences. Unfortunately that has not been my story. I realize there are many that do have wonderful CG experiences and I’m happy for them. Sincerely. But as I near the end of this chapter, I realize that my life is an unmitigated disaster. I have no family relationships left, my friends have all faded away, I sacrificed my career, my own health is poor, and I will soon be homeless. And my adult children, rather than learning from my mistakes, seem to be taking on their own caregiving tasks. I can’t help but wonder if I’d demonstrated more self care then maybe they would be more diligent in practicing it.
Any regrets? Would you do it differently?