Disconnecting to Connect After Loss
I want to cope with death differently. I want to remember and celebrate my niece, Elsie, and I want her passing to change my life.
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My niece, Elsie, passed away on March 8, 2021. She would have been 4 years old this Sunday, the 28th. I speak a little bit more about her condition, which led to her young death, in my latest podcast, and how I want her passing to change me in new ways.
I’ve experienced loss multiple times from a young age. It’s become the norm to attend wakes and burials. And because I am a champ at bouncing back, I move on and continue to live my life. They say that’s what you’re supposed to do; after all, life does go on.
This time I don’t want it to go back to normal. I want to take a break, which is why I haven’t written a newsletter in 2 weeks. I want to cherish my private time and my personal life, which is why I went private on Instagram. I want to focus on creative projects that I love, which is why I am pouring my heart and soul onto Latina x Love Magazine and my podcasts. Yes, plural! I launched a second podcast called Reality TV Obsessed that is available on Spotify and Anchor and will be available on Apple Podcasts soon. So, if you love all things Bravo and 90 Day Fiancé, check it out! Also, I’m looking for a co-host so hit the reply button if you’re interested, or pass this along if you know someone that may be interested in deep diving into Reality TV and pop culture.
My point is this: I want to live my life. I want to make memories instead of capturing memories for the ‘Gram. I want to disconnect to connect to myself and my relationship with God. I want to spend as much free time as I have with my son, who is growing up way too fast (almost 5), and my closest friends and family. I want to dance and sing karaoke (when Covid allows). I want to build ties within my community and volunteer to hug and hold babies at my local hospital. I want to put my money where my mouth is and live a life filled with all of these amazing adventures.
So, here’s to moving upward and onward, not just moving on. Here’s to celebrating Elsie’s life every day by doing the things her body didn’t allow her to do.
Help Us Celebrate Elsie
Elsie’s heavenly bday is on March 28! To celebrate her life we ask friends and family to do 4 things this week (March 22 - March 28) for someone else or to take care of themselves (self-care, baby).
So far, I made my steps goal twice this week by walking a total of 6 miles. I launched my second podcast, Reality TV Obsessed, as a fun outlet. Two more things to go! If you want to participate as well, please share images of your 4 things on Facebook and use the hashtag #all4elsie. Thank you The Sandbox for this amazing celebration of Elsie! Also, you can watch a beautiful video of Elsie here.
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