It was a dark and stormy night, only kidding. The weather was beautiful and the sun was shining but my stress level was through the roof. My mother had once again been involved in a “minor” fender bender and to quote a tired but true cliché, I was at my wits end. Mom shouldn’t be driving and there was nothing I could do about it.

I reached out to friends, I read books on aging parents, I talk to strangers on the subway and in the grocery store, asking the same question. How do you take the car keys away from Mom?  No one had a good answer.  Over time questions of how to support and care for aging parents expanded beyond driving.

The Footsteps blog came into being as a place I could share my journey with my aging mother with like-minded people and those same people could share his or her successes and frustrations as they too cared for their parents. The Footsteps community came together as we walked the end of life journey with our parents.

On June 1, 2012, my mother died and the Footsteps calling changed once again. I am a generalist by nature and love to explore the physical world as well as the world of ideas.  I think about and write about how to be intentional and creative about the choices I make in my daily life without losing the whimsy and spontaneity that makes life fun.  I am excited that you are here and hope that you’ll share too. You can leave a comment or email me at csomers@footsteps.bz.

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