Anniversaries · Breast Cancer · Cancer · grief · Life After Loss

One Year

Unbelievable that you’ve been gone for a whole year. Today is the one year anniversary of the worst day of my entire life. Chels, There are five million things I have missed about you every.single.day. of the last year. Life still doesn’t make sense without you. It never will. I’ll love you and miss you… Continue reading One Year

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Greyson

if love were enough; if love could have saved you, you would have lived forever I share a lot about the loss I've endured in my life, and specifically, my best friend Chelsea, whom I lost to metastatic breast cancer. Exactly one year ago next month, in fact. It's crazy that it's been almost an… Continue reading Greyson

anger and grief · Breast Cancer · broken · Cancer · coping · dark and twisty · death · Death and Dying · depression · grief · heartbreak · Life After Loss

grief is hard.

Sometimes I feel genuinely angry that I have experienced such profound loss at such a young age. It isn't fair, I tell myself. There is no God, I decide.  I don't believe that I am stuck in the anger stage of grief. I think anger is just where I have landed permanently. I often think… Continue reading grief is hard.

army · cemetery · death · Death and Dying · depression · fighting depression · grief · healing · heartbreak · Life After Loss · living with anxiety · speakers circle · TAC · Tim · towson university · vigils

time doesn’t heal

I had a bit of a rough day a few days ago. I briefly visited the TU campus, and it was the first time I've really been on the actual campus since the candlelight vigil the school had for T. I honestly didn't even think twice about it at first. But as we drove through… Continue reading time doesn’t heal

anger and grief · anxiety · attempted suicide · broken · coping · depression · fighting depression · healing · heartbreak · Life After Loss · living with anxiety · losing hope · mental health · mental health facility · moving forward · moving on · not giving up · Pain · starting over · suicide · suicide awareness · TAC · Tim

another day, another stay

so i finally moved out. on tuesday june 12th i moved out of my beautiful home that we built together. it broke my heart all over again. i'm temporarily staying with family until i can find a new place to live and until then i'll be hopping around between my immediate family members homes. after… Continue reading another day, another stay

anger and grief · anxiety · attempted suicide · coping · dark and twisty · depression · fighting depression · grief · healing · Life After Loss · mental health · moving forward · moving on · not giving up · starting over · suicide

waves

so i study grief. literally my masters degree is counseling with a focus on bereavement (grief) i am excellent in a crisis. i am incredible at comforting others that are grieving. except when it's myself. in case you don't know, the five stages of grief, as defined by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, are denial anger bargaining depression… Continue reading waves

Death and Dying · death positive · grief · grief and children · kate braestrup

Death; for the little humans and the big ones.

I wrote this after I watched a talk that Kate Braestrup (pictured above during her talk “The House Of Mourning”) gave a few months ago. Link to that at the bottom of the page.   I love this so, so much. The things that she speaks about here are so important to me, things that I… Continue reading Death; for the little humans and the big ones.