PSA: this is my most truthful and vulnerable post. Enjoy.
It is true what they say, that we all grieve differently. After the loss of my mom I found myself not wanting to face it. I avoided talking about it, thinking about it, and watching / listening to anything that would remind me of her. There was a film that I watched where the main character lost her mother and later in life she journaled her way through sobriety, and healing. The idea of writing through my grieving process really touched me. The film had such an impact on me that I went to the store to buy a journal.. right after I had finished crying... Shortly after this I decided to give up drinking alcohol for a year. The first three months were the toughest... I wasn't going out with friends in the evening; I was forced to face every thought, and every emotion. I would lay in bed, and I would write. As the months went on things got better. My writing got more creative... I moved to Arkansas for a new job, met new friends, and new hardships. At the end of that year I moved back to Oklahoma. Tulsa was liberating. The year of no alcohol, and journaling was in fact healing for me, and taught me a lot about myself. .
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