So it struck me that the picture I inserted above is a "fork in the road" and I'm taking a different path...however you could also possibly interpret it as "stick a fork in me, I'm done" - which makes me laugh out loud!
In the meantime, it is my pleasure to introduce your newest Widow's Voice writer.....
Please welcome Kelley Lynn to Widow's Voice, and to Fridays in particular. Kelley is a writer, stand-up comedian, actor, and Adjunct Professor teaching theatre and comedy courses at Adelphi University. She lives just outside NYC with the 2 kitties she and her husband Don adopted together years ago.
Kelley started her widow's journey on July 13, 2011, when her 46 year old husband suffered a sudden and massive heart attack. Just 3 months shy of their 5 year wedding anniversary, and her 40th birthday.
In Kelley's words: Grieving is hard work. It is excruciating and exhausting. Currently, I find moments of comfort, healing, and joy in laughter, being creative, finding ways to honor my husband's life, and writing. This April, I have the huge honor of attending my first CAMP WIDOW as a presenter, with my "Grieving through Humor" Workshop. I am also in the middle of writing my first book - a brutally honest and often hilarious look at love, life, and loss.
I am really looking forward to getting to know Kelley through her blogs, and I can't wait to meet her in person at Camp! The blog has been such a powerful part of my grief path. Thanks so much to all who have come here for community, friendship, understanding. It has been an honor to share this space with such an amazing group of people. I'll probably drop in from time to time as a guest writer and I look forward to it.
Goodbye for now, xo