When my husband Bob had his first stroke four years ago, I was told to shelve my dreams. “You won’t have time for them.” Without dreams, we’re dead in the water – so I threw out that advice.
A month after the stroke, I was in our local newspaper editor’s office pitching a column on politics. It ran through the 2012 election, garnered a slew of letters to the editor, and was picked up by a top political web site. Writing that column gave me something for “me” – the thing every caregiver needs but doesn’t usually get – and my writing career flourished.
Go for your dreams. Do it now – especially if you’re going through a tough time. You’ll shift into feeling blessed.
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