Walking across the stage for the final act.

Eskimos work hard to just survive, they simply cannot support adults who can no longer contribute to the group. According to popular folk lore, when old-age and dwindling health strikes, rather than wait around, consuming food others struggle to catch and clothing their family struggle to provide, the elderly Eskimo was taken to sea, given a ration of food and set adrift on a floating iceberg.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Snarky Boomer’s First Days In a New Direction


The new career as a caregiver.

I hope that these blog posts will encourage any boomer who is struggling to find a road map.  If you read some of my first blog posts, you will see that I was pretty down.  I have decided with some found energy to reinvent my final act for a living.  After assessment of all the particulars, I settled on caregiving. Was hired by a local facility and started training.  The day of training I was asked to sit for a client the following Monday, it was to be a 12 hour shift.  I accepted the duty and enjoyed it very much. I now have my Red Cross CPR/First Aide/AED certificate. I have sitting on my desk 4 CD’s I ordered “Savvy Care Giver”.  The information pertains to caring for clients with dementia or Alzheimer’s.  The facility of my employment offers further training.

Now, granted, I am not making a ton of money, but I have an objective here and anytime you start on anything new, you start at the bottom. 

I have my new fitness membership as of January 17th and I am on day three of my 21 day diet detox (over seen by a nurse practitioner).   My strides are getting longer and stronger. Remember, that without your health all the money in the world will not matter. Inspired by this site http://mvdietdetox.com/

I am reaching out from under my rock and headed up, how about you?

Friday, January 20, 2012

BANG! Start Off 2012

New year, new beginning. Off with the old and on with the new.
In previous post, I told of how after much deliberation I had decided to go in a career change direction, becoming a professional caregiver. So, I applied and have been accepted with a very nice local assisted living facility as sitter/caregiver.
I start my new career with training. The 13th will be in house training. On the 18th I will have a full day of CPR, First Aid and AED training. Then the 25th will be another day of training. I have signed up for some on line classes in caregiver to persons with dementia/ Alzheimer. So I am off to the races.
Now, I know most all of us commit to get on diets for the new year, but this time I am going a step further and I signed up for a 21 day 21 pound detox program. During this course or shortly after I will sign up for a gym membership. I need to strength train and I know I will not do that at home on my own. Plus, I like the big machines for strength training and not just using dead weights.
If you read the first posts I started with back in 2011, you can see that I was pretty depressed and really felt as if I was in a hole and someone was trying to shovel dirt in on top of me, so as you can see, I have become the Phoenix bird.
Time, prayer and a lot of sorting has created a new beginning.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rubbing Salt In the Mortgage Crises Wound

Rubbing Salt In the Mortgage Crises Wound

Stop by the berg and see my rant. If you are a pink slipped boomer, please go to the forum and rant on about whatever is on your mind. I will stop by and converse with you.