Job titles. Minimum and preferred qualifications. Position description. Duties as assigned.

Career development ~ curriculum vitae ~ online applications ~ letters of recommendation ~ reasons for leaving ~ all of this, and more, occupy my days and evenings.

All the while, my understanding of my role and place within my family, continues to shift, drift, and re-appear in new shapes within my heart and psyche. Family duties. No qualifications required. Position description, unattainable at best. Duties as assigned. Must be able to manage guilt.

Duty. Dutiful. So much meaning and room for interpretation in such tiny words.

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