I Am Not Alone

“A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words.” Is it me? Is there something that’s not connecting in my brain, that leads me to believe I am alone in my journey. Why does grief affect me in a way that I am constantly disappointing those around me. What I’m doing doesn’t feel wrong, so […]

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I often Wonder…

if my dad would be okay with the next steps I’ve made in my life. I wonder about the words he has used to describe me in the past, the moments I’ve made him proud. I keep him in mind every single day, as I continue learning about this world that is changing faster with […]

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Just Let Me Sleep

Before the curtain to reality gets pulled back, I feel a moment where everything is good. My worries for the day and my future have not yet sunk in. A world in which I will get to hug my father, speak to my grandparents, lingering onto their every word. Just Let Me Sleep Every morning, […]

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The Two Interwoven Parts Of Grief

Grief never disappears. It’s a process made up of coping with your loss, while fully remaking a life you’ve worked to build up over the years. There is so much courage in rebuilding yourself, and I never want you to feel like you are a weaker person for hurting and being confused about what to […]

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“Your Dad Is Gone”

At 6:43 a.m. on November 27, 2019. ‘Your dad is gone.’ At that moment, I didn’t break down and cry. I didn’t have a panic attack, no sobbing, not even an ounce of surprise. Originally posted on Love What Matters : I was recently approached by Emily to share my own journey through grief on […]

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NEW YEAR, SAME GOALS

Congratulate yourself! Sometimes you’re right where you’re supposed to be.  Happy New Year to all of my readers! I hope you continue to fight through the nonsense 2020 left behind (or dragged unwillingly into 2021) and continue calming the chaos in your life.  Every time I was asked about my 2021 resolutions, I realized that […]

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My Father Didn’t Tell Me How To Live

It has now been over a year since we have put my father to rest. What a year it has been. In every single aspect, as a family, our lives have changed. It takes time to get used to that change. It takes hardships to understand the beauty in life around us even during times […]

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What 365 Days Of Grief Looks Like

“Even though death has torn us apart, your love lives forever inside of my heart” – C.A. Martine 365 days. How? Waking up this morning, my daily routine has pretty much stayed the same. Except that he’s not here. I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that one whole year has passed since we […]

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I Said It Out Loud

I’ve been mustering up the courage to write this post. I didn’t even know where to begin.  I have not been myself.  I have been in a state of limbo.  I’ve known for a while, but I pushed it aside.  Until I crashed. A tidal wave of emotions hit me two days ago as I […]

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26 Life Lessons

In honour of my recent 26th birthday, I’ve compiled a list of the lessons I learned the hard way throughout the years. Most of them are common knowledge, or cliché but I personally will be printing this list out and keeping it in my workspace as a daily reminder of how far I’ve actually come. […]

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