Monday, May 28, 2018

Where I've Been... & What's To Come

Hey friends... I've been a bit quiet on the blog lately and wanted to update my readers as to why. Those of you who follow me on social media may have already received this update, but for those who just follow this blog I have some sad news to share.

My sweet Daisy, who I adopted into my life over 14 years ago, has passed away. It was a very difficult decision to make as her fur-mama, one I know deep down was the right decision to make, but still so incredibly hard. She was 15 years old, and for a dog that's definitely a long life. I found out she was very sick and there wasn't much to do.

I told Daisy I loved her as much as I could. I held her in my arms the entire time. It was brutal on my heart, but the passing was peaceful. I lost a piece of myself that morning. There's a sadness that will forever be inside my heart. She was my companion for 14+ years. She was part of my every day routine for 14+ years. She came into my life just months after I lost my mom, and ever since then she had been the one taking care of me. It was now my turn to take care of her.

Yes I'm sad. Yes I'm heartbroken. I wasn't expecting the magnitude of this grief until it hit me shortly after. Is it getting easier? It's becoming more manageable, yes. I haven't been able to remove her leash from the hook beside my garage door. I still expect to hear her, see her, feel her as I walk around my home. Losing Daisy is like losing a piece of myself. It will never be found.

So, with that being said, my focus on things has definitely shifted. I had all these plans to kick off another year of Sweet Summertime Reads and every time I sat down to write a blog post for it, my heart just wasn't in it. I am not giving up on this blog, but my previous plans for it are changing. The school year is winding down this week and with it comes a lot more free time for me this summer. Perhaps I'll get back my want to blog and posts some new things here.

Until then, you can always find me on social media:

Twitter - @GReadsBooks
Instagram - @greadsbooks

I hope you're all taking care of yourself. If anything, I've learned through this grieving process is that there is no end date. We all go through it at our own pace, at our own time, and it never truly ends. I'm thankful for the love I've received from this book community. Your support has meant so much to me. I'm still here, and I'm still reading. Always feel free to recommend me books whenever you want! I promise to be back here at my blog when my heart feels up to it again.


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