Caregiving Of A Person Who Cares For Someone Who Is Sick Or Disabled

1595 Words Nov 10th, 2016 7 Pages
The dictionary definition of a caregiver is a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled. Since a very young age I have always had an interest in looking out for people and making sure they are okay. Being able to care and watch out for other people makes me feel as if I am a great person. However, it isn’t all success and being okay. Caregiving is an extremely tough task because it can take so much out of a person. But when it is successful all of the rough times you went through to get there are so worth it. My whole life I have been caring for one person or another but I would not trade it for any other part of my life. I grew up in a household where showing my emotions was allowed, and that if crying helps you get your stress out then by all means that is what you should do. Throughout my childhood I cried over little things; things that I found unfair, or when I got the tiniest cut. I’m not telling you this to make you think I was a spoiled little child, but more to prove a point. Caregivers have a complicated identity by giving up their own identity to care for others.
My senior year of high school was filled with college essays, last moments, and thinking about the future. Many of my friends and I were distancing ourselves and trying to make the best out of the last months at home. I was best friends with Ashley, a junior, we worked together and were practically attached by the hip. She had her own struggles with family and self-love, and I was someone who…

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