Well, here we go again with another long-awaited post. 3 months is a rather long pause for me between notes, but it's been a spectacularly challenging 3 months, y'all! Those of you who have worked with me this fall know that my 6-year relationship has ended, and it's been difficult balancing my responsibilities as a business owner with the need to process my grief, and get used to a whole new routine (#singledogmomlyfe). To those of you who have spent time with me in the past few months: THANK YOU for allowing me to be real with you, for giving me some much-needed purpose, and for celebrating this next chapter with me. I think it's going to be pretty exciting, honestly.
I try not to get too personal in these letters, but having had time to reflect, I've observed some interesting connections between style and grief. As a recovering hospice social worker, I have some insight into the 5-7 stages of grief, and know I'm working my way through each of them still (sometimes multiple stages in one day!). But what's become super clear to me is how my style proclivities have shifted with the different shifts in my emotions. Maybe you're suffering a loss right now, or are in that scary stage of pondering a big change, either way, I think our style can actually help us move through these stages mindfully and can give us a little sense of control when the power supply runs low.