We all grieve differently. Some of us need to talk about our grief, and some of us need to keep it to ourselves. Of course, a combination works as well. I personally have enjoyed talking to friends and family, but also thankful for my writing and the ability to turn my grief into words. Connecting with nature has also been very helpful to me.
Sometimes, we don’t even realize that we are going through grief. Maybe the loss has happened awhile ago, and it seems like we should be “over” it, but grief isn’t something that magically goes away. I believe that it changes with time, and looks different for everyone. But once it is experienced, it becomes a part of you.
I think that everyone who experiences grief wishes we could go back to a time where it wasn’t a part of our lives. When loss happened to someone else, but never to you. But, we can’t turn back the hands of time. We can only move forward with the knowledge and experience that we have. We can only learn lessons and bring our new version into the world.
Sometimes our new version feels more wise, and sometimes our new version feels broken. Either way, stand in your truth and show up for yourself. Know that however you choose to experience your feelings is perfect. There is no comparison on this journey, and always be kind to yourself.
Recognize that even those close to you may be grieving in a different way, whether publicly or privately. Be brave and witness grief with compassion and love, whether it is yours or someone else’s. You get to choose how you experience this life. We all grieve differently.
What are some things that have helped you through your grief?