It started a week ago when I asked Lara to help me write a new twitter bio. I felt it was time to remove the word wife and add widow to my profile. I felt it was time to confront my “new life”. Lara helped me write a new Twitter bio that pretty sums it all up:
Mother, widow, motivator. Committed to regaining life and reinventing myself from sadness to strong and self-sufficient woman. #kickass2012
Does it hurt to see the word widow? YES!
Does it feel weird not having the word wife? YES!
BUT it also makes me very happy to see the words like motivation, regaining life, reinventing myself etc…..
After 9.5 months of struggling daily, I feel it is time to start my new journey. I feel I am ready to start reinventing myself from sadness to strong and self-sufficient. I am a widow, I am a single parent, I am a woman that needs to be happy and start making plans for my future.
Lara also helped me write a longer bio. I am sharing it today to kick off my reinvention journey.
After the devastating and sudden loss of her best friend and soulmate in August of 2011, Ann is working to reinvent herself.
Committed to living the life her husband would have wanted her to, she is learning to do things she never had to do before, including maintaining the household and raising two teenagers as a single mother.
Inspired to help people, Ann is focused on the positive with initiatives like #kickass2012 and A Reason to Smile Today, and deals with her grief while sharing her successes on her blog Living Through the Tears.
Please join me as I start my journey. I have no idea where it is going to take me but I am confident this is something Darin would want me to do. I know I will feel his presence through this journey and he will guide me along the way. Rest in peace, my sweet angel. I will always love you. xoxo