I spent my 40s drowning in grief over the loss of several family members in my life. An entire decade of my life. And while I wish I could have those loved ones back and those TEN years back, I know that I am a stronger person now in my 50s for making it through that season of grief. I learned a lot about myself and also about my relationships I had with others. I was shocked to see people walk out of my life during my most painful losses and I saw people come into my life in a newly appreciated and loving way. Whatever your grief looks like - or feels like - I want you to know it is your journey and no one can tell you what it should look like. I became so tired of people telling me that the first year was the hardest or the worst. Because as I found out, following years can be just as hard or harder. Don't stop moving. Don't stop loving. Don't stop caring for yourself. Be who you need to be for yourself and love on those who love you back. Listen to my inspiration I have for YOU.