As I write this, it is my 31st birthday. Another trip around the sun.
To be brutally honest, I don't have much of a desire to celebrate this year. It's not that I don't appreciate being born into this life, but things have felt different and draining.
My heart feels heavy today.
Yesterday was the funeral of my beloved Noni. I know she is no longer suffering, but she was such a big part of my life. I tried my best to be there for my parents and honor my fun grandmother through photos and the eulogy.
This photo was taken yesterday among exhaustion and sadness.
A lot happened over the weekend, which just goes to show that we never really know what life will bring. We have no control, even if we think we do.
My uncle suddenly passed away as well as some other sad news around my family and friends and the terror attacks in London. As a highly sensitive person, it feels even heavier because I am sensing everyone else's emotions. Because of this, I had to make the tough decision to post-pone my Hope & Peace Retreat...
You may have seen that my amazing maternal grandmother passed away in September. You may even remember when I wrote about her here back in February on our birthday. (Yes, I was lucky enough to share this special day with her for the past 29 years!)
What I didn't realize was that would be the last time we spent our birthday together. She was diagnosed with cancer early this summer after surviving it three other times in her life. We didn't know how long she had but we didn't want to take that time for granted so I was...