Friday, June 10, 2016

6 Months of Grief Project: Day 126

Bruised & Beaten Down

This is Day 126 of my #6MonthsOfGrief Project. To learn more about this practice, feel free to visit Day One, where I explain this project in more detail.

I helped film an author interview at my job a while back, and she mentioned that when you have bruises on your body and you don't know how you got them, then you are not grounded in your body. I have mysterious bruises all over my body. I think it's mostly from weightlifting, but this grief has also made me clumsy (not to mention the severe lack of sleep I am operating on). No matter how hard I try, I rarely feel grounded in my body.

Today was a brutal day. I felt beaten down and very close to wanting to end my life because I just can't live with this grief anymore. But I asked for help and my friends supported me. I called my therapist and she talked me through my feelings. I said yes to an invitation to dinner and drinks and I feel better. When I was down deep in that pit of darkness, it felt like I would never, ever come up to breathe again. I have to remember that those moments pass, even though they feel completely overwhelming in the moment.


I am very aware that this project can bring up a lot around yours or other's grief and loss, I will always follow every post with some online grief support resources that have helped me. Please feel free to let me know of online support that you have found healing in your grief, as well:

Living with Grief Resources:

And remember, I am sharing this project on a variety of platforms, including my InstagramTwitter, & Facebook feeds, as well as my Pinterest page on Grief. I use the hashtag #6MonthsOfGrief, so it can easily be found on any platform. Please share this project with anyone you think might need it.

Thank you, and see you tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you got help. I worry for you, although I feel the same way.