2Sisters Speak: Surviving the Sandwich Generation- Episode 9

When is Giving Up Actually a Leap of Faith?

During this episode, Alyson is away travelling with family so Michelle and Emily have a discussion reminiscing about how Emily started working for 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors.

When is it time to give up on something that you’ve spent so much time working toward? Emily worked hard for many years to actualize her dream of becoming a Nursing Home Administrator only to realize it was not her dream anymore. She also currently has a client who is resistant to giving up caring for her father because she has spent so long trying to be his best caregiver, but now she is feeling resentful of her identity as a caregiver.

What happens when we choose to give up? It feels scary and counterproductive considering all we’ve worked toward, but what if taking that leap of faith leads to something better than we could have imagined? We are not suggesting quitting the responsibilities that are weighing you down, but we do discuss considering what it might look like.

Can we find ways to ease into letting go and stepping into a new identity? Can leaps of faith actually begin with just small steps?

Whenever we picture leaps of faith, this scene (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBBbq2g7yf8) from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade starts playing in our minds. In all seriousness, real life can feel just as scary sometimes!!

Change can be hard but continuing to do something that may not be working, just because you spent so much time on it, might actually be harder.

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