Here's my predicament.
I battle with having bipolar syndrome. It makes most days either really good or really difficult. It's one of my motivating factors for being in IM, because the days I just can't do it, I don't. And on my good days, I excel.
This last month has been a bit of hell for me.
My step father is on death's door with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. They don't give him much time at all. I'm my mother's support system, even though she lives about 3 hours away. I have been helping plan the funeral, her move back to this city and all that "fun" stuff. My mother has a very hard time understanding legal ramifications of death, and how to plan a funeral etc, so she has asked for my help. Then of course I am trying to help my 5 children come to terms with the impending death of their grandfather.
My granny about 10 days ago now had a massive heart attack. Because of her religious beliefs there is an order on her chart to do nothing to stop her death. She was released to go home on Friday, quite literally to die. She ended up back in the hospital today with a blockage to her heart. Again, because my father has limited education, and knowledge in legal proceedings and death related things, he has come to me asking for help.
So essentially right now, I am trying to help my parents plan two different funerals, while dealing with my own mental health problems, and of course, running my own online business (which due to the Farmer update is taking a hit, not my sites personally, but still it's affecting it, but that's a topic for another thread).
And from that my question to your wonderful warriors is how do you keep your head up? How do you stay focused and do your best to remain positive in the face of such negative things? How do you hold your head up and keep moving forward?
Thanks in advance,