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?”
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?
Everyone knows grief exists, but they would prefer it to exist at the edge of society, between the people who experience it.
I hated vulnerability so much, that I tried to give myself everything I could to the point of burnout.
I’m made up for my little sister and best friend. So proud of how she has overcome every challenge thrown at her and still able to find the positive in every situation.
It was a downward spiral of pain, and the very essence of mum singed and burnt my soul with that deep sense of loss.
Remember how Mum would always say to break things down, and to not look at the bigger picture. The bigger picture is scary, and so is a year. 365 days seems inconceivable right now, but you can manage one day at a time. Stay in bed if you have to. You don’t have to leave the house, you just have to get through another day.