The most helpful coping method for dealing with the loss of my boyfriend and love, Blake Norvell, has been to talk to others who have gone through similar losses (be it a loss of a boyfriend, best friend, sibling, grandparent, or parent). Yesterday I was talking to a dear friend who lost his father years ago. When I asked him for advice about what to do to start feeling "normal" or more like myself again, he told me this:
So I created this blog.
As of right now, this blog is private, but I may make it public later on if I feel like other people may benefit from reading my ramblings. I think it doesn't really matter at this point if it's available to others or just for me, what matters is that it exists. Here is a place for me to allow myself to mourn, reminisce, analyze what happened, pose questions, cry through words, or just reflect. My X amount of time per day will be spent here, however I need it to be spent that day.