The Reality of What It’s Like to Lose Your Mom

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There’s something to be said about the abstract side of grief. I was reading a book this morning called Mistaken Identity. It’s a story about two families from Indiana whose daughters’ identity were swapped, thus forcing one family to bury who they believed to be their daughter, while their actual child lay comatose, in the … Continue reading The Reality of What It’s Like to Lose Your Mom

Walt Disney World at Christmas

  I'm such a Disney fanatic that it doesn't matter what time of year I visit the magical House of Mouse; all that matters is that I'm there and biting down into a turkey leg within my first twenty minutes after arrival. The first time I'd visited Walt Disney World at Christmas was back in … Continue reading Walt Disney World at Christmas

International Women’s Day

My mom was the perfect example. International Women's Day is meant to be celebrated the way we celebrate someone's life who has passed on. After someone leaves, all we're left to think about is the impact that they left behind; their imprint...on our hearts, on our minds, on who we've become despite whatever adversary their … Continue reading International Women’s Day

What I Learned About Grief, As A 20-Something Who Lost A Parent

I used to write because I loved it. But now I only write as a way to consolidate my grief. I’ve given myself a pretty decent window of time for me to be able to grapple with the fact that my mother died from Stage IV Breast Cancer. I’ve done all the things you’re supposed to … Continue reading What I Learned About Grief, As A 20-Something Who Lost A Parent

“Every Day Is A Reminder That You’re No Longer Here.”

This article has originally been published on Thought Catalog * Every day is a reminder that you’re no longer here. When I have a funny story to tell, you’re no longer here to listen. When I have a question about filing my taxes, or how to deal with a grumpy client, or help deciding which … Continue reading “Every Day Is A Reminder That You’re No Longer Here.”

9 Unexpected Emotions You Experience After Losing A Parent

As published on Thought Catalog. You can view the full article here.  1. Feeling guilty about feeling happy. After my mother’s death, I looked forward to laughing again, but the first time I felt like I was ready to regain a normal part of my life, I felt guilty over doing so. Why buy myself … Continue reading 9 Unexpected Emotions You Experience After Losing A Parent

I Lost My Mother, But I’m Finding Comfort In All The Signs That She’s Never Truly Left Me

As published on Thought Catalog. Please check out the post here. I lost my mom on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 4:00am in the morning. My mom and I were so close that we could often feel when the other was in distress. Yet, this morning, I woke up at my own apartment, brushed my … Continue reading I Lost My Mother, But I’m Finding Comfort In All The Signs That She’s Never Truly Left Me