October 28, 2019 6 minutes to read ∙ 1500 words

Juggling Solo Practice and Family Illness, Part 1: Caring for Elderly Parents

By Jeena R. Belil

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When I first decided to go solo in 2007, my main reason for doing so was to create a little more balance in my life between my three-year-old daughter and work. I was looking forward to spending more time getting her on the bus in the morning rather than fighting Long Island traffic, and to having family dinners together rather than grabbing take-out food while rushing home to get my baby ready for bedtime.

Never in my wildest dreams did I realize that three years later, and for the foreseeable future, my life would be turned upside down.

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