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.
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.
On the surface, this new life is wonderful and it suits you so well; you feel like you are meant to be here.
What excites you the most?
I hated vulnerability so much, that I tried to give myself everything I could to the point of burnout.
What is Secondary Loss?
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.
I cannot wait to be Evee in my new life, and for Katie to be Katie in hers. I am ready for it now.
Living in a new reality without our person confronts all kinds of feelings about who we are now, without them.
We are truly exhausted physically, but mentally, we are stronger and happier than ever.