I found a couple of journals in my clearing out adventure - both from 2003. There was a lot of unfortunate whining in those notebooks - "I'm soooo tired." "I eat all the wrong things." "Why can't (insert family member here) do (insert preferred chore or activity here) without my asking?". Blah, blah, oh-shut-up blah!
I tossed them but I think I will reclaim them because the lists of all the things I did while dealing with relocating my mother-in-law, working full time and keeping up with family visits totally floored me. I've only been retired 8 months but that hamster wheel existence feels so unreal. I also want to keep the record of Mom Maurer's last few years. They were life changing for all of us.
Actually, everything is life changing. PHILOSOPHY WARNING!!!!! Enough said. I will take my philosophy break in silence. You can thank me later.