Moving On

I know it is time for me to be moving on. Bob and I have lived apart for 10 months now. Bob was in a dementia memory support unit and then was moved to a skilled nursing facility after a stroke. Me? I still live in the apartment alone. I’m only 74. I feel young and vibrant. I have many years ahead, many dreams to fulfill. But I feel so stuck.

Bob and his care partner Kathy, bought me an artists book by Steven Hanks for Christmas last year. It’s called “Moving On.” I love the pictures of beautiful women contemplating life. I’m contemplating a new life ahead. When can I “Move On?” When is it my turn?

January 2009

Joy Golliver
Author of "Self Care for Caregivers: The Most Important Person in the Experience is YOU!"
and "Self Care for Caregivers: 161 Tips to make your life easier."
I have co-authored: "Tips, Tools, and Resources for The Second Half of Life."
New programs coming in 2012.

The meaning of life is finding your gift.
The purpose of life is giving it away."

Joy Golliver