HOW SOLO HIKING HEALED MY GRIEF (JOURNAL)
While I had dealt with death many times before, this was sudden and hit me like a semi-truck. It shook me to my core as I processed the level of depression he must have faced, while simultaneously being reminded that I could never go back to the childhood friendships and relationships I found comfort in. My anguish was just as connected to losing him, as it was a letting go of a childhood I wished I could hold on to. There was a sadness lingering in my bones and getting earth beneath my feet felt like the only viable option.