We all have people in our lives who are longer present. Perhaps they have died, perhaps the relationship came to a mutual end, perhaps there was a separation that happened gradually and that we don’t understand. Whenever a relationship ends, for whatever the reason, we create a story around both the relationship itself, and its cause for ending. I’m going to give you two ways to think through your own “Stories of the Dead” - not literally, but stories of people who are no longer in your day to day life.
We’re being asked to let go of so many things right now: Plans. Priorities. Support systems. Expectations. Some of us are actually grieving the passing of friends and family, often from afar. It’s hard to know how to let go under normal circumstances; but right now, it’s even harder.
In this blog post, we’re going to explore another side of the coin, which is how to process the grief, frustration, anxiety, and rush of other emotions that comes when we can’t plan properly, when our plans are taken from us, or when the unplanned knocks us off our feet.