It has been a long and difficult road trying to come to terms with the loss of my loved one. Grief is a very personal journey, and it’s hard to see a clear path forward when you’ve lost something so precious.
At first I tried to ignore the pain that came with the sadness and grief, but it was never easy. Eventually, I found myself in a better place when I started being honest about my feelings. Talking about how much I missed them, crying when needed - even letting myself just feel the weight of the sorrow. As hard as it was on me at times, this process allowed me to start healing from within.
I was fortunate enough to receive support from family and friends during this time – their words of kindness held so much love in helping me through some of the darkest days. In moments of sorrow, their hugs felt like warm reassurances that everything will be okay down the road.
I eventually realized the importance of self-care throughout this entire process; without it, balancing emotion can be daunting and draining. From taking time for walks outside and writing down my thoughts in journals to streaming music I used to listen with my loved one – these small steps have helped in allowing grief’s weight to slowly lift over time.
While there will still be days where grief resurfaces immensely, I find comfort knowing that by allowing myself to grieve in healthier ways moves me closer towards peace within.