Mourning a Loss
By Irma E on July 09, 2014
I also mourned the loss of a position I have had in a State Association for the last year. My term was only a year but it was a year full of new and wonderful things. I was a leader whom others listened and looked up to with this position. Now the torch has been passed to a wonderful person who will do awesome things. It will be hard to let go of that role and not be a leader anymore. At least in that sense.
Can we mourn the loss of people..things..feelings..and events? Does every word have to go by the dictionary definition? Or can some words just be what we believe them to be sometimes? Like the word faith....it means something different to everyone....or believe...God....Heaven....blessing....these are all words that the dictionary defines and yet if you ask a bunch of people...they would probably give you different versions of what the word means to them. Is that okay or is it decetful? I believe that it is okay to have your own thoughts and feelings on what a word is to you. As long as when you are in academia or professional realm you use it correctly. I believe that I mourned the loss of many things these past few weeks. The physical loss of a person I cared about...the loss of a potential relationship that could have been amazing...the loss of a car that kept memories from my younger years in tact..the loss of a position that made my year one to remember. It is hard to stop mourning or feel like the mourning will ever end when you are in it. In my eyes..when we mourn...we are asking for help to heal...we are asking for the pain to be let out so we can heal our wounds and start to feel better. It is okay to mourn whatever it is in life that has effected you. One thing is to make sure you don't get so caught up in the mourning that you lose yourself in it. Take the time to heal..eat ice cream..and all those awful bad things you shouldn't. Then when it starts to feel a little better..start to try and keep moving forward and live life. Mourning doesn't have to stop life it just allows us to feel pain so we may know happiness when it is thrown upon us.
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