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Grieving Personal Growth

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays

When you’re grieving or otherwise a total mess

I have always loved Christmas. Unfortunately, I don’t come from a holiday-loving family. Don’t get me wrong, we celebrated. But it was never a huge deal. And honestly, it never felt homey. … Read the rest

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Personal Growth

Updates to the Playlist of Life

It’s been a little bit since my last post. I’ve been hung up on writing because I haven’t been sure about what I wanted to say. I started this blog because my friend died and I needed someplace to express … Read the rest

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The Importance of Stuff

For the better part of the last 6 years, I’ve owned very little. I’ve moved a few times, and realized fairly quickly that I didn’t need, or even want, a lot of the things I owned up to that point. … Read the rest

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Personal Growth

Talking Sessions #1

I had my first therapy session yesterday. I know most people keep these things private, and I won’t be sharing verbatim, but I thought I’d share a little bit about the experience in case someone else might find it helpful. … Read the rest

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Adventure Personal Growth

All Over the Show

The night before I left New Zealand, I had a full on panic attack. I said good night to my flatmates, brushed my teeth, and went to bed, only to all of a sudden find it difficult to breathe. I … Read the rest

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Adventure Personal Growth

She Can Go Her Own Way

I’m off back to the states in about 4 days, just after the weekend, so this may be my last post from The Land of the Long White Cloud. It’s a long trip back, about 27 hours in total. For … Read the rest

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Grieving Personal Growth

Losing a Loving Man

This post has been really difficult for me to write. It’s a complicated ball of emotions that is very tightly tangled. I’m not really even sure how to pick it up and examine it, let alone attempt to untangle it, … Read the rest

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Grieving

Three Girls, Death Particles, and a Funeral

The day of my 18th birthday can’t be beat. After a humiliating fiasco involving the police the previous night, I woke up ready for the day, my first full one in Edinburgh, Scotland. I recall that I wore some really … Read the rest

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Adventure Grieving Personal Growth

Disney is for Love(rs)

Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.

Is what the sign that hangs at the entrance to Disneyland says. Past that bridge, you are an eternal kid among a sea of kids, young and … Read the rest

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Grieving

Have Grief, Will Travel

It was our first day in LA on a very short weekend excursion, and we got up bright eyed and bushy-tailed at 6:30 AM with one goal in mind: get to the cemetery as early as possible. It would be … Read the rest