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?”
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.
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.
Everyone knows grief exists, but they would prefer it to exist at the edge of society, between the people who experience it.
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.