Moving through

It’s been about a month and a half now since my friend lost her year and a half fight with cancer — losing her hurt a great deal and was pretty difficult to grapple with. We’d worked together for 13 years and stored up a great many memories over the years and I feel my…

Making a few essential changes

So over the past couple months I’ve been systematically picking at a few different areas in my life to try and navigate my way to a better version of me.  I don’t really share this as a prescription that I wish other people to fall in line with or to gain any unnecessary attention, but…

The day after

Four days have passed since my friend’s death and am trying to process through the grief, figure out what “self care” looks like, and find my way through it.  Lest you think I plan on spiraling into a depression and start counting the days that have passed since her death, my plan is figuring out…

Gone from my sight

My apologies for the liberal amount of colorful language in this post —  but it’s warranted. My dear, dear friend died this morning at 10am. Stoicism teaches that we’re all dying the moment we are born, surrendering each moment back over to death after we’ve had a chance to embrace and live out that moment. …

Purpose

This post comes off the heels of some pretty tough news that I was on the receiving end of this last weekend, hearing that a very dear friend of mine’s husband passed away.  But because of the circumstances surrounding his death, I have suspicions that it was aided with excessive alcohol fueled with the hopeless…

Get back on your feet, keep trying, and continue strengthening wisdom

After a completely unjarring holiday montage — a week and a half of life-disrupting partying, excessive consumption, and sleep deprivation — it’s time to re-establish some routines.  I fell off the wagon a bit with my journaling, missing a few days this week and neglecting my blog as well.  But there are a few things…