Quarib, I’m so sorry to hear about your father. Thanks for sharing your story with me. I think the first year is hardest and the end of the first year is definitely a good time to refocus and reassess life goals. Since it will be 1 year in two weeks, this is really the ideal time. The start of a new year is also a good time to refocus. I remember how I felt after the first year — I was relieved that I got through it intact. I found that afterwards it got easier to cope with it all. The difficult part about the first year is that its easy to say “oh this time last year we did this or that”. When you pass that threshold, then its a great time to refocus and really start to live again.
I’m happy you found it inspiring. Thanks again for sharing. Happy New Year!