This month we would like to do As Told By You a little bit differently. We would like you to focus on a theme. This month’s theme is “The Many Faces of Grief”. This can include; facets of grief that you have experienced that you believe are overlooked in the discourse surrounding grief. What is an unconventional part of grief for you?
Personally, I find a huge amount of peace when it snows. It is calming to me to know that there is a sheet of white carefully muffling the outside world. I like the quiet snow brings.
In an anxious mental health slip, I decided the best thing I could do was strip my day back to bare minimum.
More from the Van Gogh Alive exhibition!
I would like a conversation, where we talk about life and living and what it all means. Maybe after, my brain will turn into liquid and drip into dreams.
We aim to be as cosy as possible, with blankets, fairy lights and a good relationship with sleep.
This birthday was really my favourite so far.
How could I still be listening out, just in case Mum needed me?
Katie and I mainly celebrate Mum in our birthdays by talking about her, reminiscing and sometimes going through our memory boxes.
Who knows what 22 years of age will bring me? I don’t know, but I am so excited for it. I look forward to Friday, for my personal New Year. I will enjoy it the only way I know how; with laughter and love.
Today, I bleed. In the space of a year, everything has changed.