Surviving the loss of my loved one was and continues to be one of the hardest things I have ever done. Utilizing my experience, strength, and hope combined with the written word, I am compelled to heal the hearts that have been broken by grief.
After my devastating loss, I attempted to write; however, I found navigating my grief process too painful and emotional to continue. Sharing with some close friends, I was encouraged to continue writing about my experience, and after putting it down for a couple of years and giving myself an opportunity to heal, I resumed this important endeavor.
It Takes Time
Upon retiring in 2016, I began in earnest to document my grief experience, recognizing that even though there are many books on the grief process, each of us experiences that process through the events in our lives. These events marked how I was able to walk through, survive and grow from my experience.
Having found my passion and purpose, writing about my loss has continued. My goal is to touch your heart with the day-to-day topics that surround the grief experience. The moments I chose were depictions of how my loved ones’ illnesses impacted our everyday life. By choosing everyday topics, I was able to focus on the positives within my personal loss experience.
It’s the Little Things
I have found that it’s the little things that get you to the other side. As I write, I focus on those moments in life that provide me with the strength to go on one more day. The topics include the Last Kiss, the Unspoken Promise, the Mess, the Family Hug, and the Defining Moment.
What I have learned through my loss experience is that life continues. Today I want to be a part of the life experience, participate in it and .continue to embrace the things that bring me joy. I’m working hard at not missing anything, especially, laughter, hiking through nature, art, music, films, museums, and of course, books.
My background has provided me with varied work experience. This experience included twenty years as a social worker serving troubled teenagers, battered women, and the mentally ill. This work continued as a Training Director focused on suicide prevention. The next twenty-six years of my work life were spent at a large insurance carrier. Here I was able to utilize my writing skills to design, implement and deliver corporate training throughout the United States.
I can be reached at:
Twitter: Rosina Leigh Eller @RosinaEller
Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/rosinaleigheller
Love, Loss & the Little Things Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/558826476211004