First, Bill Clinton was dubbed the “comeback kid” – now it looks like Hillary has earned that title. Just days ago, it was predicted that she might pull out of the primaries unless she had dramatic victories over Obama in Ohio and Texas. Now, with her wins there, she is back in the race, full steam ahead. The Pennsylvania primary, set for April 22, will be the next big contest between them, with Wyoming and Mississippi scheduled for next week.
John McCain had also referred to himself, earlier this primary season, as making a “comeback,” though certainly he is not a kid. That title has become a reality now that he has cinched the nomination for President through the Republican Party.
As Sandwiched Boomers, many of us probably feel that we too are hanging on for dear life, not sure how our struggles will turn out. What lessons can we take from these tenacious, if exhausted, candidates? When we feel like giving up, how do we have the strength to continue and prevail?
Just like the candidates, we need to believe in ourselves and in the importance of our efforts – the decision not to throw in the towel depends on it. In order to make our own comeback, we must learn to take better care of ourselves. We have to rely on the support of those who believe in us and draw upon the resources available to us. We can make our Plan B’s, knowing full well that our original plans, made with the best of intentions, may not come to be. As we move forward, meeting objectives on the path toward our goals, we too can score a victory in our campaign as Sandwiched Boomers caring for the changing needs of our families.