In 4 days it will be 1 whole year since I lost my mum. A year. It simultaneously feels like yesterday and a life time. This past year has changed my life more than I ever could have imagined. I have learned more about myself, about who I want to be, where I want to… Continue reading A year has taught me…
For the first time since I was a young teenager returning home finally felt like it, like home. I landed in a familiar land on Friday to a familiar face, my dad, and I finally got that "I'm safe here" feeling. I never really knew how that felt. In my life as a "woman of… Continue reading When returning “home” finally feels like Home.
It’s been 11 months since I lost my mum, officially anyway. Although I never really would have labelled myself as grieving, I do feel now like I finally have little pieces of clarity appearing in my life. I had never really thought about grief, what it was or how it affects you. Sure, people had… Continue reading When the Dust Settles- a journey through grief
So, I teach 4th grade and I LOVE it. They’re just the right combination of sassy and sweet. I could tell many oh em gee stories about the little hellions but that’s not why I’m here. For anyone that has been living under a rock, there was recently a deadly shooting at a high school… Continue reading Your gun problem is not MY problem.
On April 12th 2017 my heart and soul was ripped from my chest, torn in to tiny pieces and set on fire, at least that’s how it felt. Yet somehow, I was also overcome by an almost destroying sense of relief. This was the day my incredible 53-year-old mum finally passed away after a 3-year… Continue reading Why Through Grief and Gratitude?
It was a glorious winter Sunday in North Florida, as my best friend and I talked through the week’s woes (as we often did) she said “are you sure you’re not like 50? You’re so wise!” It totally slips my mind what we were discussing but those moments have happened to me often through my… Continue reading The Journey Begins