.. a job.
… a home.
…a time in your life.
There’s no doubt that death is final. And confronting.
In the past weeks, I’ve been working with clients who’ve experienced major changes through death of a loved one. It’s made me consider how death is really is the only one truly inevitable moment in our lives. And even if a loved one is unwell or elderly, nothing actually prepares you for the moment they die.
There’s also the end of an era (your children leaving home), the end of a career (retirement), the end of your home (a fire, flood or other event) or the loss of your belongings due to theft or loss (I still mourn my green and black coat left on a plane).
Of course, we all have personal experience of these events. And sharing experiences is a valuable way to heal. Has the death of a loved one impacted you? How did you deal with their belongings? How did you deal with YOUR belongings (for example, the photos of your time together, love letters etc). Or have you had a moment when letting go of the physical items helped you heal and move on? How long did the process take? Have you grieved for lost belongings?
I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.
(this post inspired by Hellen Buttigieg, thank you Hellen)