This year, my marriage fell apart and I lost the person who’d been my best friend and partner for the past 10+ years of my life. It was and still is devastating. There have been days I did not want to get out of bed. There have been days when I, in fact, did not get out of bed. But there have also been moments of surprising joy and more intense human connection than I have ever experienced before. These are some of the thoughts and ideas that have sprung out of the deep personal reflection that perhaps only things like grief and failure can inspire. …

Leslie Lai

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