These days, we tweet what we eat, post Vine videos, and creep incessantly via Facebook and Instagram. Technology allows us to be voyeurs into each other’s lives. But, what do we really know about those we friend, befriend and defriend?
There’s an old adage that we don’t really know what another is going through until we’ve walked in his or her moccasins. In truth, despite the bravado some hide behind on social media, many of us are struggling with challenges: Money woes, health problems, relationship issues, career crises’. When we care to look a little closer, many are facing daunting, and sometimes, overwhelming, problems.
Welcome to Behind the Door — a glimpse into my madcap, marvelous and sometimes, maddening world. I am a former print and broadcast reporter, and writing helps me order the chaos of my life. A gypsy by nature, I’m currently tethered in suburbia as primary caregiver for my mom, who suffers from a myriad of health issues, including Alzheimer’s Disease. I’ve found that sharing stories is not only cathartic for me, but has sometimes been helpful for others as well.
My musings are an attempt to document our travels as my family traverses the rocky path of caring for a loved one with this dreadful disease. It is my hope that this blog may help others who are also members of this not-so-elite club. I hope this blog serves as a place to share in a meaningful, thoughtful or humorous way. It is my hope that, through this blog, we can encourage and inspire each other.
Let’s journey Behind the Door, sit down and chat for a bit. The mat is out, the kettle’s on, and I am very glad you’re here! Welcome to Behind the Door.