One Day Joy Will Feel More Joyful

I never really thought about losing a parent until thinking about it was my only choice. I never really thought about the immense impact the loss would have on my life. Nothing is quite the same, yet everything has to move forward and that never quite makes sense to me. I have a few friends … Continue reading One Day Joy Will Feel More Joyful

Take Care of You First

There will always be work to do. Take care of you first. This weekend I decided to dedicate time to myself for self-care. 2021 has been incredibly tiring and has truly been an emotional rollercoaster. The effects of it all have been catching up to me and I'm feeling the exhaustion from it all. We … Continue reading Take Care of You First

You Can Talk About Your Pain

Yesterday I wrote a pretty long post on my personal page about my mom. It had been one month since my mom passed away. I can't believe it's been a month. I felt compelled to share the story - to share my pain during the 36 hours before, during and after her death. I think … Continue reading You Can Talk About Your Pain

My Mom Would Want Me To Keep Smiling

As many of you have seen through social media, my mother passed away on Wednesday, May 19th after a long, courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. We all knew my mom was going to pass soon, we were preparing to put her on hospice, so I knew it would happen soon and that she likely wouldn't … Continue reading My Mom Would Want Me To Keep Smiling

The Pain Comes in Waves, But The Wave Will Pass

The pain comes in waves. Hold on and trust that this wave will pass. It has been a really hard week for my family. My mom has been in the hospital all week for various cancer related issues and my cousin passed away after being on life support for a few days. It's been hard … Continue reading The Pain Comes in Waves, But The Wave Will Pass