I see you if the holidays have you feeling a bit of grief. This perhaps is the first holiday without someone you love. Maybe you lost them. Maybe you walked away. Maybe you tried until it hurt, and finally chose yourself.
I know what it feels like to ache. To feel heavy sadness for what is, to grieve what could have been.
I know the pressure to seek gratitude. It’s there, washing ashore in small waves. You want to immerse yourself in it, but you can’t. Not yet.
I know this time of year for some isn’t always merry + bright. Often, its tears on a stained pillow case just before you doze off. Often, its denying a call or disregarding a text for the sake of putting your emotional needs first. Often, its an uncertainty, anxiety, maybe even anger.
I love you, friend. I don’t have all the answers, but I do want to send you a hug + maybe a glimmer of hope.
You’re allowed to feel both grief and gratitude. Today, and always. 🤍🙏🏼