I've written about this before and well, the issue never really completely goes away, so it's always good to revisit it from time to time. Not to dwell on it, but to acknowledge its real impact on life and well-being. It's a topic in my therapy now and probably always will be! I have the… Continue reading Out with the old (BS) In with the new (Good Stuff!)
So, earlier this year, I decided to go back to college full time and I knocked it out of the park with making the Dean's List, an invitation to the Honor's College and Honor Society and a perfect 4.0. I'm damn proud if I do say so myself. Repeated the same grades again this Fall.… Continue reading Stuff I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing
There are times when I would like to take a hammer to my restless mind. I don't mean that in any literal way, but there are times when I wish it would just hush up and let me be. I'd like to think that I have this control over it and I can just say,… Continue reading Just Keep Swimming
Growing up, I was always talked about and openly discussed while I was present. I have strong, vivid memories of people discussing my behavior or something that I did to upset something or another. I was the source of someone else's stress or hand-wringing of some sort. I never truly felt loved in the deepest… Continue reading I am enough.
After you emerge from the grief of widowhood, there is no particular time frame. You don't wake up on day 167 and say, "I'm done grieving." Well, I can't speak for everyone, but in general and in my own personal experience and research, grieving is something that, for some, is never finished. For others, it… Continue reading The Unique Occurrence of Finding Happiness and Love after Widowhood (and learning to be happy about it)
Having experienced an extraordinary amount of grief in a short period of time with the loss of both my parents and husband one after the other, I'm often asked how I "got through it" or how I "survived" it. Being that grief is such an individual process and has a fluidity not often realized until… Continue reading The Circuitous Chasm of Grief