News: The Rawness of Being a Caregiver

November 17 2022

The Nevada Caregivers Coalition hosted a webinar last month on Independent Living Options which I missed due to an appointment for Lillian. I listened to it today, and had myself some long overdue sobbing.

Don’t get me wrong. It was an informative and great session. I encourage anyone who is interested to have a listen.

This caregiving role can feel so overwhelming at times. Especially when you are the sole person in charge of deciding what to do, how to proceed, and then doing it. I’m emotionally and mentally exhausted at this point. I’m still recovering from the Great Burnout of 2019 and 2020. 🤪🙃🤪

I’m not sharing for sympathy. I’m sharing for those who may need to hear this message (myself included). It’s okay to not be strong, to have sad days, to sob ’til there are no tears left, to let yourself feel the absolute utter shit show that life can be. Feel that shit, let it out, let it move through your body. I’m with you. 😍🥰😍

See It. Share It. BE IT … Spread Love Everywhere You Go!

“Words of Alchemy”, published December 2019, is a free-verse poetry memoir covering the last 6 years of my life. The poetry of nature, the poetry of healing, the poetry of appreciation, the poetry of love, in one beautiful book.

Amazing news! My 21 year old daughter, Lillian Darnell’s debut book, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories” was published January 2018. Learn more and order here

Wonderfully exciting news! My 17 year old son, Thomas Darnell‘s book, Biggest Little Photographer is published. Be inspired! Learn more and order here.