A small update of sorts

Life has been difficult as of late. I haven’t written in ages. And I feel a bit bad about that. About 6 months ago I lost a close family member. Since that point it’s been difficult to write out how I was feeling. Or even muster up the motivation to write anything. But I didn’t want to totally lose the connection I had with you all.

I’m doing a lot better now. The shock and the strong emotions are not as tumultuous and strong as they were initially. I’m not back to normal, I don’t think that anyone is ever truly the same after loss. Grief hasn’t been an enjoyable journey, but I can empathize now. I’ve been spending lots of time with family and friends and engaging in creative pursuits that have helped me recapture joy in my daily life. I’ve restarted my fitness journey and enjoy going for long walks outside. I’m just grateful the weather has warmed up and I’m able to enjoy the spring weather. I’m also making sure I get enough quality quiet time when I need.

I am planning on writing a little more frequently, but will start slow. I hope you are all doing well, please take care πŸ™‚

11 thoughts on “A small update of sorts

  1. Bart Leahy says:


    Sorry to learn of your loss. I’m glad you’re re-engaging with life, though. Death hurts, and it forces introverts even further inside ourselves because we don’t like to expose ourselves when we’re hurt. However, forcing yourself out of your shell–mental or physical or both–does some good.

    Be well,


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  2. twainwall says:

    Grief is a very hard thing to deal with initially. I lost my Dad just over 2 years ago and can empathise and sympathise with the pain you’ve been through and are still going through.

    I’m very glad to here you’re feeling a bit more like yourself and trying to get back into a routine. πŸ™‚

    Stay positive and make sure to take good care if yourself Ally. πŸ™‚

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  3. Anita Bowden says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Ally! Grief does take a while, so don’t try to put a time limit on it. And it is a particularly difficult process for introverts, because of our need to go within. Wishing you peace, and may your happy memories of the one you lost sustain you. ❀️

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    • Ally says:

      Thank you for your kindness. I’m definitely learning that grief is a long-term process. Things are definitely a lot lighter right now but there are still hard days. I hope you have a wonderful week πŸ™‚

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