Hands down the most important thing that I know about grieving is that there’s no right way to do it. As far as I know, the only way to do it wrong is to NOT do it...to run from it, hide from it, throw a mask over its face or numb yourself in its wake. Like with all truly hard things in life, you just have to BE in it. Sometimes that means putting one foot in front of the other as you walk through heavy, sticky tar and sometimes that means collapsing on the ground and just sitting still in it (or on the floor of your shower, sobbing).
This past weekend I swapped out my closet for my spring/summer clothes (yes, I am a 29 year old child who still stores my off season clothes at my mom’s house because #apartmentliving). I kept 1 of my winter coats in order to not be totally irresponsible but I am s