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.
#63 Thursday Thoughts: What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?
My advice would be to rest often and to try to enjoy myself a bit more.
#62 Thursday Thoughts: What Scares You At The Moment?
I think as a young person who has lost their mum, I am quite tired of being scared of everything.
#60 Thursday Thoughts: Does It Comfort You That The Person You Grieve Isn’t Witnessing The Global Issues Arising In The World?
Sometimes I am deeply grateful that Mum has been protected from the fear and uncertainty we are facing. But other times, I am terrified and all I want is a cuddle from my mum, telling me it will all be okay.
Reality Revisited: “Jump And The Universe Will Catch You.”
I don’t feel fear like I used to. I’ve learnt that the only thing that you can actually count on in this life is, in fact, change. I don’t try and run away from it anymore; running away takes up too much energy anyway. It’s easier to face it straight on, embrace it, and jump.
Potted and Buried: A Short Story on Grief By Evee
I drew upon all my knowledge of the winds, sky, temperature, soil, watering schedule, seasonal changes, and I could not think of what could be causing her sorrows.
Reality Revisited: Hello, Old Friend
As a child, December was my favourite month. From the 5th to the 9th, using all of my willpower, I used to save up my advent calendar chocolates. On the morning of the 10th, sleepy eyed, I would sit in between my parents as Mum would give me my birthday presents and I would indulge in the chocolates that I had been saving for my big day.
Reality Revisited: Who I Am Without You
Now I am faced with life after Mum. Life without Mum, with myself, a stranger, who still bases their decisions on what their Mum would do.
Reality Revisited: Under Pressure
That’s one of the most difficult things about losing my mum, I just want to tell her how difficult life is without her in it.
Rock and Roller-Skating
Resilience and roller-skating go hand in hand. You slip up and fall on your butt, with your hands slapping the concrete besides you. You look up, praying no one saw, and a little voice says in the back of your head “This is the important bit, go on, get back up.”