Maybe one of the hardest things to ask of people these days, but seriously, the world won’t stop turning if you don’t check your high school friend’s FB or double tap a photo on Instagram.
Everything is embarrassing.
Now that I’m officially an adult, no one will take care of me but myself. Sure, people want the best for me and my mom will continue to ask me if I’m going to bed on time, but no one can make me choose organic produce or work out.
Eat nothing but pre-packaged frozen meals. Feel hungry after the five bites it takes you to finish your meal for the day.
People express emotions in different ways at different times, besides the obvious crying, yelling, or laughing. Try something different like coloring, writing, or making a collage about the person you lost.
Do you remember when Cher in Clueless sent herself flowers and chocolates? Do the same. That tennis bracelet you’ve been eyeing? Buy it.
Take it a step further and create a correspondence kit: get them some personalized stationary, a fancy fountain pen, limited edition postage stamps, and envelope seals.
Some of these changes may seem synonymous or trivial, but a resolution is a decision to do or not do something. An intention is an aim and makes it more hopeful. Words like never can stop can lead to all-or-nothing attitudes and make it harder to get back on track.
Cancer isn’t as foreign as it used to be. Another family friend quietly had thyroid cancer treated. A colleague of mine is currently undergoing cancer treatment. An old childhood friend went through it. A former coworker of mine had it as a child. Is there anyone out there who is safe from it anymore?
she upset you a lot. She never ate and even lied about what she wore the other day. She stole from everyone, including you. She hid things and relapsed and went to rehab often. She told you she was going to get clean. She promised. She always promised and you always believed her.