The Beginning of The Next Level
This has been an amazing weekend for me. I stepped out on faith and attended the Blogging While Brown Conference in Harlem this week. This conference was so amazing. Also, I need to mention I attended this by myself. Imagine “me” in the city that never sleeps, by myself without any cares in the world. It was amazing ☺. (Side note: All caregivers need a break by themselves. It’s an opportunity to recharge and do the things you want to do for you. That’s critical to the caregiver experience. You have to have a life too!!! Now back to our regularly scheduled post ☺)
Dinner Happiness at Chocolat in Harlem with Rothesia Stokes, Founder & Blogger of Shehaspurpose.com
I was in awe at the influx of bloggers committed to sharing their experiences, testimonies, stories, and passions to provide conversations on their varied topics of choice. These “thought leaders “covered topics that ranged from fashion, beauty, empowerment, health & wellness, parenting, love, and finance. There also were some that were not even “born” yet. These bloggers were “pregnant” with purpose, and their “miracles” were still being developed :).
It was so inspiring to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people all committed to using their voices to create a community of content that will be used to empower, encourage, inspire, and propel their communities. That’s what it’s all about, sharing your vision to give vision to others. We all have a voice; it’s just having the courage to share it that’s the challenge.I walked away with a fire in my belly that I won’t let get put out by the demands of life.
I’m committed to sharing my experiences as a caregiver to help others deal with a challenge that is going to impact more people than you can imagine. Caregiving cannot be treated as something that families deal with secretly or a hidden obligation. Caregiving must be given a full conversation like Cancer, AIDS, Diabetes, etc. As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, more people will be faced with dilemma of having elderly parents that need around the clock care. There has to be a place where resources are readily accessible to address the challenges of finding healthcare, facilities, agencies, insurance, legal information,etc. The list could go on and on. My goal is to be that resource for anyone in need.
So, I’m starting the conversation now by giving my commitment to take 2Chicksand1oldlady to the next level. This site will become a resource for that information, and will continue to grow and evolve based upon identified needs. So, this is where I need your help. What would you like to see information on? Where do you feel like you are struggling? Please share your thoughts with me, and let’s take this next level walk together.
So, watch out for the changes that are coming! Take this walk with me, and let’s put a voice to Caregiving that will help give it the recognition it deserves and needs. Until we meet again. Xo