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What I Know Now + 5 Things I've Learned

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When Alex died nearly three summers ago, I was instantly thrown into a club that no one wants to join, and no one thinks they ever will need to join. The club goes by many names, but one thing I can say with certainty, is that this club holds some of the most beautiful souls I have ever met.

The "club" consists of individuals that lost loved ones, some that lost siblings, some who lost loved ones to drug overdoses, and those who lost their loved ones unexpectedly, and all too soon. There is an unspeakable bond between people who can relate to the grief and loss that you feel after losing a loved one. I never wanted to join any of these "clubs", but as life has it, I couldn't imagine myself without these people now. They have taught me, and will continue to teach me so much about embracing this beautiful life.

As I look back on these past few years without Alex and the past three years of grieving the loss of my sister to a drug overdose, I have learned so much.…