I must announce that I will be taking a break from my blog, due to the sudden and tragic passing of someone near and dear to my heart.
While myself and those around me go through the grieving and hopefully, the start of the healing process, I feel like I need to focus on the simpler things in life, like spending time with my family and dear friends, all of whom have been so overwhelmingly supportive to me and my partner through this trying time.
I’m going to attempt to be a better gardening buddy to my boyfriend who is the true green thumb between us. The other day, I tasted my first organic peach and apricot from our very own backyard!
I’m going to ride my bike and feel the wind in my hair while smelling the sweet aroma of summertime.
I’m going to seriously attempt to get into shape — something I’ve been saying forever. But I know exercise works wonders and that a more fit me is going to feel better because of it.
I’m going to continue to working on my cooking skills (if they can be called that!), although I am leaning towards all my favourite comfort foods right now.
My heart is broken, but I’ll keep my chin up and reflect on everything I learned from my cherished time with a really great man. Remembering his gentle and giving spirit makes me want to become a better person, girlfriend, friend.
Dutch is gone, but will never be forgotten. His spirit will live on with all of the lives he touched, including mine.