While walking the dogs I ran into a neighbor who had recently brought her mother to live with her. I asked her how she was doing. Between homeschooling her ten year old and caring for her mom who was beginning to physically decline; a mixture of emotions, negative thoughts, mental and physical exhaustion came forth like hot, red and black lava pouring onto the sidewalk and neighborhood.
In those few moments I found myself transported back 25 years when I too found myself in a similar position in my life. This position even has a name.