I would love to know what you think, as I’m hoping to write a post giving all the advice I have collected over our various platforms!
It’s been a slow transition but I wish I could tell my counsellor that I finally stepped down from that tightrope where I couldn’t put a foot wrong. I wish I could tell her that actually “Katie does make mistakes” but I can handle them – it’s okay.
Did it increase, decrease or stay the same after the first few months? Did people treat you differently?
Your experience is valid, and I’m looking forward to hearing your story below.
I am passionate about grief education because there was a time in my life where I sat down in a counsellor’s chair and said “what is grief?”
Mum would love these rainbows.
Is it to hug you when you cry? To bring your person up in conversation? Or is it someone bringing you food or practically offering help to you that helps you?
Those dear women looked at each other for a moment, and simultaneously burst out laughing. They giggled as though this were the funniest joke they had ever heard.
But this is my world. Those were the cards I had been dealt. I have been living without my Mum for 14 months now. I have been doing okay.
Who do you trust to listen to you and your loss?
I think part of my university experience has been trying to find that for myself. To have a moment of deep pride in my accomplishments.