I haven’t participated in a Five Minute Friday in a long time. It’s been so long that Five Minute Friday’s are hosted by another blogger. But, at least for today, I have decided to give it a whirl again.
The idea behind Five Minute Friday’s, is to write unfettered for five minutes using the prompt for the day. Unfettered means no editing, no rewriting. Etc. You get the drift.
Once you are done, you link to the site along with the other writers. Go to the person’s blog in front of your link and post an encouraging remark. That’s all there is to it. Care to join me?
Today’s prompt is HOLD go: Forgive me Lisa, from My Sweet Peanut for using your post as a launching pad.
My life is on hold; on hold to care for my mom.
My life has been a caregiver for almost five years. I chose to do this but at times it scares me what my life will be like when my caregiving time is over.
I have not be able to secure employment because I am a honest person and tell a potential employer that at a drop of a hat, I may be taking mom to the hospital, or other emergency, that will keep me from working a full work day. Apparently, employers don’t take kindly to that type of honesty.
I am getting older and have less and less time to round out my resume. (Let alone build up social security. How will I live when I am to old or too sick to work?) How do I explain the huge gaps of unemployment. I can’t get paid for caregiving through the state – At times I feel like my time is unrecognized and uncompensated. Would the state rather take the full burden of caring for my parent?
But, that isn’t the point. As I have stated I chose this life. I chose it willingly and still do so willingly. Most days, I am not angry about it. However, that does not mean I am not unafraid for my future.