(Author of Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died) Ty Alexander reminds us that rest is productive.
Yo fren, is that the weekend we see?!
Idk about you but this week was on ONE. I am convinced that “To Do” lists and organizational systems are out to destroy me because I have yet to master any of it. If you have ANY tips, or some words of encouragement, send me a reply message because ya girl… STRUGGLE AF!
This week I learned that despite my best mental tricks when I am tired… I am tired. And rest is productive. Can we normalize this?
I also remembered that April is a grieving month for me. It feels similar to how I feel during the holidays. My mom got her wings and traded Earth for Heaven on 4/28/13. All April I anticipate sorrow. But recently, Squarespace asked me to share some of my grieving tips and ma’am… I have been watching it on repeat because I needed it too (watch it here).
My biggest takeaway will always be that I will be ok!
Anywhos! Here’s what I’ve been up to…
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO…My damn self hahaha! Watching my Twitch replays has been helping me not only build my confidence (I’m way better than I think) but I also see where I can improve. If you missed any of my sets you can replay them here (for a limited time). Maybe this will convince you to come and watch me over there.
SOMETHING VALUABLE I LEARNED… My peace is my prize. It’s more important than anything. Forgive, let go, and move on. Focus on what you love.
Text me and tell me something you’ve learned that has been valuable to your soul.
A QUOTE I AM PONDERING… Love yourself enough to say NO. Especially when you really mean it. The worst betrayal you will ever experience is the kind you unload on yourself.
Coping with Loss Every Day
The grieving process: Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. She has a tremendous personal connection with her readers. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss is universal. Yet, we all grieve differently. For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, Alexander connects with her readers on a deeply emotional level in her debut book, Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow.