Hey loves, it’s been a while! A little over two weeks to be exact. I’ve recently lost a loved one back in the states and things just got a little too real. It took a while for me to be back in the mind-set of productivity, but I guess you can say I took some time out for me.(see postWhere are you now?)
I had plans, such as photo shoots, awesome blog post, blogging my travels and experiences, but life got in the way. However, life still has to go on. I had to pick myself up out of a rut and I am starting with this post. I am all too familiar with loosing loved ones, and because I mourn in secret, my way of dealing with life’s challenges such as this takes it toll on me. Here is what I’ve considered and I hope that this in some way touches and reaches the hearts of many.
1.Give yourself time– One word MOURN. If you need time away from things, people, the world, take it. Give yourself time and don’t allow anyone to tell you HOW to mourn.
2. Do let the memories comfort you- I told stories about my great Aunt to my husband for as long as we’ve been together and I still do even after her passing. Talking about how beautiful of a person she was and still is keeps her spirit alive and helped me in that I still celebrate her life. She was a beautiful person and I celebrated her life while she was here and still, now that she’s no longer with us.
3. Don’t be afraid to talk to your friends and loved ones- Everyone deals with loosing people differently. One thing about me is that I push people away because I know somehow, someway, and very soon, I will have to face people and show how much I wear my heart on my sleeve. Maybe it’s because after loosing someone, people really don’t know what to say, and well.. neither do you. just try your best not to push people away, because there are some people who genuinely care for you and they would like to know that you care as well.
4. Get back up- I am all for wallowing for a time. however, there’s a time to mourn, but there is also a time to rejoice. A time to live and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to reap what was planted. No matter how long it takes, get back up. You’ll be stronger and all the wiser. You can and will get through, even while going through the process of becoming whole again.