Bubbles on bubbles.
It has truly been a week. It SUCKS losing both of your parents before you turn 26. The grief this time around feels very different, and to be honest/transparent, it is much more difficult than it has been other times. If I’ve learned one thing, it’s that grief does not have an expiration date, despite feeling like it’s been given one by others. It never really goes away, either. You simply adjust to a new way of life.
I’ve been trying to find the words all week to express my gratitude for my support system, but I haven’t been able to find elaborate ones, so it seems like I should keep it simple: thank you. I’m endlessly grateful for my family, friends, team at work, and my workout family. My college friends have supported me now through the passing of both my parents. My team at work took care of all the schedule changes I needed. My workout family made sure I could disappear from the real world for an hour & clear my head. My friends have sent me words of encouragement, condolences, and pictures of puppies. I’ve felt & received so much love that I’ve been overwhelmed by it (in a good way).
Perhaps the biggest thanks need to go to @xoshear
& @sibelllllc. @xoshear
helped with small tasks that seemed monumental to me, from sharing the info with friends, to getting me wine, to just sitting with me. @sibelllllc
made sure I was never alone for long when I was home, and chauffeured me around to get an outfit while my car was getting fixed.
I’m endlessly grateful for you, friends.