To Blog or Not-to-Blog About The Elderly?
Therefore, I'd decided that rather than attempting to launch production of the proverbial book-come-mini-series just yet... that a Blog might be a more realistic way to begin one's humble writing journey.
And perhaps if other Aged-Care workers out there were able to relate to some of my silly Senior Citizen stories... or I made a few people smile along the way, then that was good enough for me to at least give it a crack.
Be almost wrong not to, surely?
Or so I thought.
Interesting to note, the entire class were all women – was that a good thing?
Where were all the boy bloggers then?
In summary, the stats ran something like this:
- 3 x At Home Mums wanting to share a raising of children Blog (no comment)
- 1 x At Home Mum wanting to share a raising of children with Autism Blog (all THREE of them, the poor bloody woman!)
- 1 x At Home Mum Coaching her Kid’s Soccer Team Blog (odd, I thought)
- 1 x At Home Mum post-baby Weight Loss Diary Blog (ok, whatever)
- 2 x At Home Mums wanting to share an EVERYTHING Blog (yawn… or is that just me?)
- 1 x Travel Adventures of a trip through Africa Blog (yeah, sounds cool)
- 1 x Travel Adventures of a trip around USA Blog (again with the cool)
- 1 x Travel Adventures of a Vietnam trip not-yet-travelled Blog (are we there yet?)
- 1 x Living in Australia after immigrating from Ireland Blog (to be sure, to be sure)
- 1 x A Neighbourhood Community News Blog (quite like the idea of this one)
- 2 x Beauty & Hair Blogs (the market would be swamped, surely)
- 1 x A Garden Diary Blog (yeah noice... but ditto, as per above)
- 3 x Cooking/Recipe Blogs (more food?...is it any wonder we're all FAT)
“As in me, a care-worker... writing about Old People and my adventures and experiences as I care for them in their homes".
"And other stuff related to Ageing”, I add so as to round it off like I really meant it.
|Look out, dear...|
The snigger that went round the class... they were bloody laughing! Or more precisely, they were laughing at me writing a Blog on apparent preposterous subject matter as 'the Elderly' clearly was.
Even Call-Me-Sooze, with her pointy nose and bright red lippy was goddam tittering.
And hasn't that already been done to death?
WELL, HASN'T IT?
We all know people who are old. Let's face it, and there's no escaping it no matter how strong, sexy and svelt you think you are today... we've got no choice... WE ARE ALL GOING TO GET OLD!
So wouldn't it be helpful (and kinda nice) to read some good down-to-earth commentary on the issues and concerns that our beloved elderly face as they fight to stay in their own homes for as long as they possibly can?
To understand their plight to stay out of the Nursing Home; to admire their determination to remain in the house that they raised their family in and shared their lives with the people they loved and made memories with?
...AND THAT OLD PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, TOO!?!?
Dam it, I was all fired up and ready to roll.
Even better: I was ready to WRITE.
Plus I now felt totally motivated with the thought that one day, whilst wallowing in my own undoubted award-winning blog-tastic success... I could stick it right up Call Me Sooze's bottom!
<insert ridiculous, yet defiant, smiley-face icon wotsit here>
|I did call her Sooze |
(amongst other things...)