In case you missed anything from June…
As Told By Katie:
Katie wrote an important post this month on how the brain perceives anxiety. This post was called I’m So Anxious I Can’t Wait! Katie talks about her experiences of anxiety, and how she can use this to her advantage sometimes. To find out how, you can click the title to read more!
As Told By Evee:
I started this month by writing Rock and Roller-Skating, which was a post all about my new hobby. Roller-skating has fast become a huge part of my life, and something I enjoy immensely. I truly can’t imagine life without it! This post explores my new hobby, and the resilience it has enabled me to develop. In the post you can see videos from being a complete beginner!
I then wrote On My Own, which was a post detailing the intricacies of grief and feeling like you are alone in the world after losing your person. This post was important for me to write as slowly I have come to realise that it is not about the distance between yourself and your person, but how far you have come that is so important. Following on from this post, I shared my most recent achievement: Finishing Second Year of university!
And finally, I finished this month with a post called 6 Months of Yoga: What I Have Learnt. This post talks all about how I have developed in my yoga practice, and the lessons that I have unwrapped when I unroll my mat.
As Told By You:
We began the month with As Told By Tamara. This post spoke about what grief meant to Tamara, and how in her opinion, it is not something that you can run from, and simply have to go through. She offers hope in her post, making it a truly beautiful read.
As Told By Ken wrote a beautiful poem in dedication to his Mum. It is touching, heartfelt and a breath-taking read. Following on from Ken’s poem, we had a submission from Rowena. As Told By Rowena was a complex post talking about the grief of a loved one, when the relationship was complicated. I think this is an incredibly important read, and I am glad to have held the space for this type of grief.
Finally, we finished the month of June, with As Told By Bretta #2. This was the second submission from Bretta, and allowed us insight to Bretta’s life one year after her initial post. Her post offers hope and insight to the fact that grief gets easier.
As always, we are so unbelievably proud of all of you for your comments, submissions and posts that you share with us. Truly, your work is inspiring and helps so many people. Thank you.
If you would like to submit for July 2021, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your post. It is an honour to be trusted with your stories.
In Thursday Thoughts, we had wonderful discussions about:
- #17 Thursday Thoughts: Would You Like To Share a Funny Memory of Your Loved One?
- #18 Thursday Thoughts: What’s Your Favourite Song?
- #19 Thursday Thoughts: What Has Saved You?
- #20 Thursday Thoughts: What Do You Practice Everyday That Your Loved One Taught You?
Your contributions to these discussions are so invaluable to us! It’s an honour to us that you want to take part.
Reality Revisited is our section of the blog where we repost our work from when we were beginning our grief journeys. With this segment, we aim to reflect on the early struggles of our grief, and what we went through without our mum. We are proud of where we have come from, and of where we are going. We hope you are as well. Overall, we want you to know that if you are struggling with your grief, that is okay. You are not alone.
- Katie’s Third Post: Am I A Carer?
- Evee’s Third Post: “How Did I Not Make A Note Of Every Word You Ever Said”
- Our Joint Post: Saying “Yes” To Yourself By Saying “No” To Others”
- Katie’s Fourth Post: How Many Spoons Do You Have Today?
Something To Brighten Your Sunday
This month we shared photos from a beautiful summer weekend Katie and myself had! This was our 4th Something to Brighten Your Sunday.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading The Grief Reality in June. It is a joy to have somewhere to talk so openly about grief, mental health and general ramblings.
Wishing you well for the month of July. I hope this month is kind to you.
Katie and Evee x