Tuesday, May 28, 2019

I Was But Who Will I Be

Once upon a time I knew who I was.  My roles were clear.  I was a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, but most importantly I was a caretaker. I took care of those that I loved.  I loved and took care of my children.  I  took care of a sister and mother since I was 18 years old when my father passed away.  I loved and cared for my partner, my lover.  I worked hard to make ends meet and always tried to keep everyone happy.  It seemed that everyone was in their own world and demanded my help or care regardless of everyone else which needed my attention.  I was exhausted and spread thin.  I needed to take time to take care of me.  Suddenly, everyone was gone and I was alone.  For the first time in my life, there was no one to take care of.  Who am I now?  What are my roles now?