Good Evening Beautiful Friends!
I have returned! I’m finally ready to get back to my daily posts. I’ve been on a much needed hiatus from blogging, and I appreciate your patience with me during the past few weeks. Following the call from my sister telling me that my grandfather had passed away, I knew I needed time to process my emotions, be with my family, and just BE.
It has been several weeks, I’ve been happy, I’ve been sad, I grieved, I spent time with my family, I met cousins, I relived memories with my grandpa, and I am finally ready to open up again and share with you. It has been a hard few weeks, and to those who saw me every day, i’m sure I appeared fine, but sometimes the biggest struggles are those internal ones we never talk about. Losing my grandfather caused me to realize that both of my grandmothers are also elderly and not as healthy as they once were, that my parents aren’t getting any younger, and I guess I started to let in those dark thoughts that can easily consume a person. Fear that one day they will all be gone.
I was working out a few days ago, and it sort of hit me–we lose people we love, but we HAVE the chance to love. Life is precious, and a gift, but being afraid that you may lose someone is not a good reason to be sad and depressed, instead it should drive you to love each day like it could be your last. To laugh, to smile, to bring kindness and strength to others. So in that moment I decided to stop being sad, and to let the light wash over me. It’s okay to feel sadness, to cry, to grieve, but there are so many good things in the world, so many wonderful people to love, so many amazing memories to relive—I have so much to be thankful for and I want to do it all.
I will be back to regular posting starting tomorrow and have so much to share with you! A lot has happened in a few weeks, and i’m sure much more is to come! I have 2 announcements and I think you’ll be excited! Stay tuned those are coming this week!
Oh yeah, and I decided to flat iron my hair while I was in Nova Scotia…
Have a fantastic evening everyone! Much love.