You are constantly torn between knowing that you have to move on with your life, and actually being ready to do it.
New life mindset: do only what sets your heart on fire.
Being around grieving people is uncomfortable, but being uncomfortable isn’t contagious, and neither is grief.
Hearts are resilient muscles: they beat fast and slow; they stop and can be restarted; and they heal. There is room for both the lost and the living within them.
Your grief journey is your own. There are no exit ramps and there are no short cuts, so navigate it however you see fit, because the journey is unique to all of us.
The only predictable factor in life is that life is unpredictable.
“The things” are tangible proof our person was here with us, they left us, and they will always be present for us.
Even “expected” death is not the peaceful, quiet situation we often envision.
This is what the reality of losing your person feels like: navigating the entire world…limbless.
The silence is a constant reminder Mark is gone…and I’m alone.