WE CAN NOT CONTROL THE WIND, ONLY HOW WE ADJUST OUR SAILS. COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME…
Join me, Kristin, on my journey to adjust to the sudden death of my husband and learn to live as a young middle aged widow.
I started writing my blog during the summer when I ran away to avoid my first wedding anniversary without my husband as well as the one year anniversary of his passing. I fled around the world to Thailand. I went by myself and joined a small group to travel around the beautiful country, play in the mud with elephants, kayak in tropical seas and visit the fascinating culture.
After the big trip I struggled with daily activities and tried to positively move forward into my new and different life. It is not a life I asked for, but once your husband is gone your life is forever changed. I found joy again, at first in very small things.
Over time I engaged in more day trips alone or with friends. I traveled to meet friends or even on my own for a yoga and writing retreat in Costa Rica and a grief and healing weekend in Connecticut. Taking time to do something, anything, can be very helpful and eventually you discover a new normal. It is not the same, but there could be some unexpected surprises along the way.
As I continue on this path of grief and loss, I share my challenges (like removing my wedding ring), adventures (like trekking in the Thailand rainforest) and travels (like visiting family in Florida). If I can inspire others to try new things simply for the joy and wonder it brings, then I have made Mike proud and I am happy. I welcome an interactive community of fellow travelers of life.
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