My Caregiver Journey 25 February 2019 - Questioning Identity

 

Everyone struggles from time to time wondering who they are, especially after a major event or trauma occurs.

Caregivers may slowly, almost imperceptibly slide into an identity of only being a caregiver. They may forget who they really are.

At some point in 2018, I slipped into this identity of caregiver. That seemed to be all I was or could be or identified with. I forgot how amazing, brilliant, beautiful, inspirational, funny, and awesome I truly am.

My focus has been primarily on my husband's health and well-being the last three years, with more emphasis since early 2018. When I am in the Netherlands or we are together in Chicago - I feel primarily I am a caregiver. When I'm alone in Chicago with my boys - I'm mom or business woman. Yet I forget sometimes I'm all these things and so much more all the time. I am ever evolving!

I think from time to time, whether we are a caregiver or not, we must stop and explore who we are. We must not forget or ignore out amazing, intelligent, humorous, awesome, bright & shiny, and special we are. We can get wrapped up too much in one label.

My point of view is that each of us is here to contribute something special to the planet and raise consciousness. My invitation to you this week is to start listing all the ways YOU are amazing and see where you stuck yourself into one role and forgot just how special you are.

I'd love to hear how you are creating your life and moving out of the energy of one defined (in the box) role.

I would love to hear what you think about the question posed here. Please comment with the video on our FB page. Let's start a conversation!

© 2019 Jennifer Holik Finding the Answers Journey

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