Reading Ashley-Ann's article "In her own times" made me tear up for two reasons.
One, it reminded me of a time when my first serious relationship ended and I cried every day for almost a year. Every day.
Then, one day, there was a day I didn't cry. Then, a while later, another day I didn't cry. Eventually breaks between those days grew shorter, until there were more days I didn't cry than days I did cry.
Eventually, the pain subsided altogether. Other seasons of my life started and with it, growth.
If I could go back to that girl I was back then, I would put my hand on her shoulder and say, "It's okay." I would assure her that life will move on, and help her understand that she did what she did because she didn't know any better - and that's okay.
No-one knows things until they learn them; and learning comes with time.
Ashley-Ann's article reminded me of that change of seasons - how, as hard as that time was back then and as much as I thought life would not move on, it has.
Just as life moves on now.
Another reason I teared up reading the article is to do with my family. I won't go into it other than to say, seasons change - and with the change, come new challenges, and new joys.
We are doing well.
That's not to say life is easy, but we are doing well.
Righto, computer down, off to school.
PS. If any of you know good flight offers London-Tallinn-London, let me know. I am going to sort out my Estonian travel dates within the next few weeks, I hope, and then I am going to start badgering you, friends, on where the hell in the world you will be in 2018 so I can figure out who I can see in person and where ;)