It’s been about three months since I last posted an update. I wanted to take a moment to let you know how things are going.
I’d like to start by saying a huge “thank you” to everyone who has sent kind and considerate messages while I’ve been away. I’ve reflected on those messages and found comfort in them, especially during tough times when I was struggling.
As I mentioned in my last post, I was travelling overseas (for the first time ever) when I found out that my dad had a bad fall at home. Me and my mum tried to get back to New Zealand (from The Netherlands) but unfortunately, due to circumstances resulting from the fall, my dad died.
I don’t want to go into too much detail about how things have been, but I hope that what I do share is enough to provide some insight into my absence.
I’ve found the past months incredibly difficult, for a plethora of reasons. I’ve tried to carry on as best I can, but it has all taken a huge toll on well-being – my physical health, my mental health, and my finances, to name just a few things.
I feel very fortunate that I have been able to access grief counselling and have found it incredibly helpful in helping me process everything. If you experience a similarly difficult loss, and (grief) counselling is an option – I strongly urge you to consider trying it.
In regards to my blogs (x-chemicalism-x, marilyn-manson-lyrics, and amanda-palmer-lyrics), I do intend to come back to them, and to continue posting, but I’m not sure how long it will be until I return. I’m just not ready for that yet.
Until I return, please feel free to request lyrics, and browse the archives for more posts.
In the meantime, please take care of yourselves, and take every opportunity you can to tell friends and family you love them.