Updated: Sep 12, 2020
When I got divorced, I never went back to the way it was before, even when I got remarried.
When Aaron was born with Down syndrome, I never went back to the mother I was before I had him.
When I got cancer, I wanted so badly to be the person I was before I had cancer...but that never happened.
This pandemic is also a huge life event for us all. We are never going back to normal.
The only way we are going to get through this is to grieve for the life we had before March, so we can accept the life we have now.
The struggle to get back to “normal” is a false one, deeply rooted in denial of the seriousness of this pandemic + the affect it has had on all our lives.
Letting go of “normal” so I can move forward to accept my new reality is some of the hardest work I have ever done.
It is time to stop with the denial that we are living in a serious pandemic, because our denial is now hurting other people. Acceptance is our collective work now. 🕊
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