Today is my 31st wedding anniversary, lovingly known as the 6th annual 25th. Go with me down the garden path of memories on this day.
Widowhood is not for the faint of heart. It’s a grueling battle to be appropriate, especially in business dealings, when tears are inappropriate. I’ve come a long way but still have a fair bit to go. Self-expectations of being farther along the grief journey or tougher than the tears don’t help fight the battle. So, everyday I just try to do better, be better and I leave it at that. And still carry Kleenex everywhere, just in case.
Day 31 in the #england30in30 anniversary Insta series. Bonus post for those who were sad that my recent Instagram series ended.
I couldn’t bring myself to post the very “last” (by my reckoning), picture of us ever on Instagram because it is just to bittersweet. I post it instead on my blog for those that like tearjerkers.
I inherited a large stash of tee shirts when my husband passed away in 2014 and I’ve spent the last few years making things with the shirts and giving them new life. This was after giving many of his shirts away and donating other shirts to charity. The latest thing I’ve made from an old tee shirt is an easy to make, no-sew reusable shopping bag.
I am not a beauty blogger. This seems very apparent to me but am mentioning it just in case! Keep that in mind as you read about my morning routine and my medicine cabinet. There’s more to feeling good about yourself than lipstick but lipstick helps!