For every letter you answer, I think how amazing you are, and for this one had to come tell you. Every detail of my life is different from the letter writer's, but I was in tears. I needed to hear this.

Grief is hard, I'm mad because I feel like I should be over it, and I really needed to be reminded that I can feel what I feel, but (while respecting my needs) there comes a time to stop waiting for something to come fill the hole, and get out and figure out my new life. Even if I don't want to! I don't want this to have happened! But it did, and my choice isn't to have it happen or not. My choice is, now what? Maybe not Japanese, but write a book or join a hiking group or something. Thank you for your compassionate, passionate wisdom!

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Oh my goodness, this is so beyond kind of you. Thank you so so much for this. I'm so excited for you for what comes next ❤️

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