I was a Home Builder when the economy was going strong. Like so many people times changed real quick and things became so stressful. My partner and I adopted her granddaughter whom was born autistic and so my journey had just began.
Not only autistic was this child but she was also medically needy in so many ways. Born premature at 26 weeks I knew we were in for a task to get this child healthy! A task it was from the start. It was so much of a strain on my partner that it slowly started to deteriorate her health with all the stress on her. With no help from the child’s biological parents, except drama plus pain were added to the situation when ever possible.
When my partner became ill it changed my world completely in a split second. So now that I have to take care of the two of them.
So that has started my journey has a home caregiver and beginning to earn a living from home via the internet. Which one would be the harder task was yet to see.
What a challenge it is to reinvent yourself at such an old age! No choice here, got to give it everything that I can give it.
It can be very costly and very time-consuming. I was terrified of computers at first because I did not want to look so stupid. What a negative way to think!!! Once I got the hang of it, I was so amazed how simple things really work when to just put your mind in the right place.
Much easier than building a home as far as hard work. Don’t get me wrong, this is hard work just not as strenuous. Much less physical labor though it is more thinking in different ways.
So I am hoping to do good at this so I can provide the life the family was accustomed to in the past.
I know it will be a lot of work even though I do not mind work at the least bit. Reinventing yourself at such an older age is freighting at times. The hardest part so far is finding time for myself with taking care of two disabled people within the same household.