Two sisters taking care of their mom while trying to live life and find love.

The Beginning of The Next Level

on June 30, 2014
2014 Blogging While Brown Corporate Sponsors

Gina McCauley, Founder of Blogging While Brown recognizing the 2014 Corporate Sponsors

This has been an amazing weekend for me. I stepped out on faith and attended the Blogging While Brown Conference in Harlem this week. This conference was so amazing. Also, I need to mention I attended this by myself. Imagine “me” in the city that never sleeps, by myself without any cares in the world. It was amazing ☺. (Side note: All caregivers need a break by themselves. It’s an opportunity to recharge and do the things you want to do for you. That’s critical to the caregiver experience. You have to have a life too!!! Now back to our regularly scheduled post ☺)

Pamela Davis and Rothesia Stokes, Founder & Blogger of Shehaspurpose.com

Dinner Happiness at Chocolat in Harlem with Rothesia Stokes, Founder & Blogger of Shehaspurpose.com

I was in awe at the influx of bloggers committed to sharing their experiences, testimonies, stories, and passions to provide conversations on their varied topics of choice. These “thought leaders “covered topics that ranged from fashion, beauty, empowerment, health & wellness, parenting, love, and finance. There also were some that were not even “born” yet. These bloggers were “pregnant” with purpose, and their “miracles” were still being developed :).

It was so inspiring to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people all committed to using their voices to create a community of content that will be used to empower, encourage, inspire, and propel their communities. That’s what it’s all about, sharing your vision to give vision to others. We all have a voice; it’s just having the courage to share it that’s the challenge.I walked away with a fire in my belly that I won’t let get put out by the demands of life.

I’m committed to sharing my experiences as a caregiver to help others deal with a challenge that is going to impact more people than you can imagine. Caregiving cannot be treated as something that families deal with secretly or a hidden obligation. Caregiving must be given a full conversation like Cancer, AIDS, Diabetes, etc. As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, more people will be faced with dilemma of having elderly parents that need around the clock care. There has to be a place where resources are readily accessible to address the challenges of finding healthcare, facilities, agencies, insurance, legal information,etc. The list could go on and on. My goal is to be that resource for anyone in need.

So, I’m starting the conversation now by giving my commitment to take 2Chicksand1oldlady to the next level. This site will become a resource for that information, and will continue to grow and evolve based upon identified needs. So, this is where I need your help. What would you like to see information on? Where do you feel like you are struggling? Please share your thoughts with me, and let’s take this next level walk together.

So, watch out for the changes that are coming! Take this walk with me, and let’s put a voice to Caregiving that will help give it the recognition it deserves and needs. Until we meet again.


9 responses to “The Beginning of The Next Level

  1. Carolyn says:

    Pam. Great meeting you and hanging together during the conference. I’m not a caregiver at this point in my life but I will stay tuned to hear more on this relevant topic and support you where i can. You taking things to a new level automatically means new level your community. Keep up the great work!


    • pld197333 says:

      Thanks so much Carolyn! It was great meeting you too. I appreciate the feedback, and would love to have you write a post on finances and caregiving. So, we’ll have to make that happen soon :).


  2. Pam, it was awesome meeting you and getting to know you this weekend. I can’t wait to see you take things to do the next level. Will be cheering you on.


    • pld197333 says:

      It was so nice meeting you too! You have a beautiful spirit, and I see big things happening for you. Let’s definitely keep in touch, and I know we’ll be cheering each other on the road to success :).


  3. Rothesia says:

    Great post, Pam! I am so happy to have met you. I truly believe in what you are doing. I know that your blog will be a dynamic resource to so many people who have been placed in the special role of caregiver. I wish you many blessings and much success!!


    • pld197333 says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad we met too! You have a great calling to empower and encourage through your testimony. I know that many people will be blessed by your journey. I’m glad I get to read about it :)! I wish you blessings and success too!


  4. Rothesia says:

    Great post, Pam! I am so happy to have met you. I truly believe in what you are doing. I know that your blog will be a dynamic resource to so many people who have been placed in the special role of caregiver. I wish you many blessings and much success!


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