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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Surrender: An Open Letter To Myself

Surrender to the events that you can’t control. Traumatic and depressing things have happened in the last year of your life. Could you have done anything differently for a better outcome? No. Did you make the most of every opportunity – every gifted minute that took place before losing a piece of your heart? Yes. […]

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