Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Highs & Lows

Life has thrown me a terrific high and a most horrific low, all in the last 5 days.

The low : I lost my sweet cousin Brad on Friday. He was only 26.

The high : I got a new job, working 3 days a week for a private investigation firm, and I started on Monday.

Understandably, emotionally my head has had a lot to deal with, due to these vastly different events.
The best way I've found to cope, my way, is to keep busy....it seems to keep the tears at bay, as well as the stress. Strange, I know, but it works for me.

So I've been working, making, printing and working a bit more...

Do you have any specific coping mechanisms that work for you? Do you like some down time or like me, prefer to keep busy?

Oh, and I'll be back soon with our weekend's market details


  1. kelly i am so so sorry for your loss and pray that you and your family will be able to cope. i do try to keep busy when something terrible happens and give my thoughts a break, but i also find it important not to push feelings of grief aside too much, allowing myself to dwell on them for a bit and just processing everything in order to be able to move on.

    hugs to you all!!

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Big hugs!! Like you, I am a "keep VERY busy" kind of person when things get stressful! It's the only way I can give my brain a break from thinking too much!

    Congratulations on your new job... sounds like it will be very interesting :)

  3. Dearest Kelly, we are saddened to hear you have lost someone close and we send our love and blessings to you. During times of grief I have let myself get lost in it. Fall into it and let it own me for a little while. Then I acknowledge it when it is ready and let it move on. I guess I have mostly experienced those loses pre children. It's different when others rely on you so heavily. I hope all that love turns into amazing creations.
    Much love


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