Are you taking care of your parents and have a family (spouse, children)? Well, guess what, you are part of the sandwich generation. What is that?
The sandwich generation is a term coined by Dorothy Miller and Elaine Brody in 1981. In most cases, the sandwich generation individual is in the 40 to 60 age range, employed, has children, a spouse, and cares for their aging loved one. Here are a few words to describe the life of this individual:
- Financial stress
Do these terms describe your life? Well, to be fully honest they, are representative of my world. The best piece of advice that I can share with you is: remember the why? Without a why focus, the stress of daily life will consume and rob you of joy. Yes, there is joy in the process. I know, it may not seem like it on an average day of juggling doctor appointments, school projects, and work deadlines. But, trust me, there is joy in the craziness.
I’m sharing this blog to encourage and educate my fellow sandwich generation”ers”. If I’ve described anything that sounds familiar to you, subscribe to my blog. We will survive. Not only that, we will thrive!
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