I like to write. I love to read. I am blessed and happy that I can both read and write. Okay, I know that sounds hokie, but that is who I am. I used to do a little gig on Wednesday that is known as Finish This. The last time I participated was here. So much has happened at our house since then. I am now in, what I hope to be, the final last big changes of my life. So let's get with it and answer this weeks prompts. Then you can go one over to Nicole's Blog at Three 31 and join in the fun. It's good writing practice.
Prompt for WEEK 36 — September 10
I am serious about grieving! Or maybe what I really mean is mourning. I have heard more about grief in the past 7 weeks than I have heard in my entire life. Lots of well-meaning friends and relatives have advice. Or suggestions. Or they are grieving/mourining in their own way. Well, I am going to do it MY WAY! I always have. I loved and lived with this man for almost 36 years. I am not going to get over it in a few weeks, a few months, or maybe even a few years. I will miss him everyday for the rest of my life. Maybe someday it won't be as painful, as it is today, but it will be what it is. Did you know that grief is quite common, especially to women. Three out of four women will outlive their spouse. And the average age of becoming a widow is 56! Shocking facts. More than half of all women living in the United States today will become a widow by the age of 65. And almost 4% of all kids in the United States will lose one of their parents by the age of 15. With all that being said, I am serious about grieving! I plan to do it until I don't need to do it anymore.
I am most relaxed when I am around people I know and in a place that I am comfortable. That probably means: at home with my family. I am not a person who likes parties, crowds, eating out (crazy, huh) staying at other people's houses, or being with a bunch of strangers. I will do all of those things, if I have to. But I am most relaxed at home.
There’s no place like home! I'll bet you saw that coming, didn't you. In past years I have always been excited to go on vacations. We would plan, pack, be excited and enjoy every moment of our time away from home. But the trip home was what I always most looked forward to. I love being home. Where I am most relaxed.
I hope you will participate in Finish This. Or just answer these prompts in the comment section of my blog. I am interested in what you have to say.