Signing off as a caregiver
Today I attended the funeral service of my beloved mother who passed away peacefully two days ago.
I'm signing off a nearly continuous shift as a full time caregiver started almost 13 years ago. Over this long time I took care first of my father, then a sister of my mother, and finally my mother. The years of the pandemic were the most demanding and exhausting, constantly pushing me to the edge of burnout and forcing me to take some time off.
I assisted my dear family members until their very end to the best of my capabilities. Now I'm ready and eager to start a new life.