I have always called myself a student of life but some days I would like to walk out of the class before taking the next test.
If confession is really good for the soul, here we go. I am a baby boomer who is about to turn 60 years old. It seems like a big number. For 38 years I worked in healthcare and loved it. When it became big business, I didn’t love it as much and pursued other interests. Writing became my passion, second only to my passion for indigenous people, the environment, and social justice. Looking to the future, I thought those were the things I would be writing about. It was not to be.
About eight years ago, my Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and me, with age related macular degeneration. Since then, I have faced challenges I never dreamed of. It only made sense to write about these things so I decided to tell it like it is. Sometimes it isn’t pretty or nice but there are times when people reach out and show you the best they have. By sharing all of the experiences I hope to inspire others never to give up and,k to believe that tough times don’t last but strong people do.
Welcome to my journey of fading memories and low vision.