When I first went back to my volunteer job after Adrian’s death, one of the people I worked with told me she hadn’t said anything at the time, because there was, “nothing to say.”
I promise you, dear reader, there is always something to say.
It may not be profound or ground-breaking. I promise you also—that’s fine!
Your words may be awkward. You may stumble. You may stick in your foot in your mouth entirely. It’s still okay.
What’s important is that you acknowledge the loss. That you embrace the awkwardness. That you show up anyway.
Because the only way you really fail is by disappearing entirely.
You aren’t going to be perfect.
Show up anyway.