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Coping with Grief, Loss & Disappointment (Reflecting on 2018) - Art Becomes You
For a long time, the title of the post was saved in draft as ‘Fuck 2018’. Not very original. But it pretty much summed up my 2018. Or how I felt through most of it. Every year usually has its fair share of challenges, trials and triumphant moments. But this year took the cake. My morale has experienced an all-time low. Never have I been told ‘no’; had applications declined, requests denied, plans failed, payments rejected…as much as I have this year. Losing my Dad at the start of this year set a sad tone which I couldn’t shake through the year. My absolute worst fear is the inevitability of losing my loved ones. I’ve always lived in total gratuity knowing that I was blessed to have all of my siblings and parents alive. So it hit me harder than I ever could have imagined. There’s ...