Grieving is hard and painful but necessary in order to move forward. In order to do that, I hear my Mom tell me to get up and get going. I know she wouldn’t be pleased with this “Gripression” (Grief and Depression).
Granted, a large portion of some of my worst days is dedicated to finding a way to “fit in.” For women especially, we have a fear of reframing our emotions, scared we will get caught up in forming the non-genuine version of ourselves typically requested by patriarchal society.
And people make fun of you and say “why don’t you just stop playing ‘floor is lava’ and walk like a normal person?” AND, they don’t understand that EVERYTHING ACTUALLY IS LAVA from where you’re sitting.