I can’t believe I’ve been gone for so long…
At the end of May we received some upsetting and shocking news. We dropped everything, stuffed too few clothes in a duffel bag, ushered a surprised Szuka into the truck, and made our way to Southern Ontario, while my parents hopped on the next available flight. My family is working hard to maintain some semblance of privacy, so I can’t go into detail about the unthinkable series of events that transpired, but I will say that a close family member passed away suddenly.
I only reluctantly returned home at the beginning of July. We had a rough June. My family had an overwhelming number of things to get settled and, of course, a lot of grief to work through. Things are not entirely resolved, so I may disappear again, but for now I’m home. Even though I’m physically here, it’s going to take some time to find my way back to normal. I’m working on it, taking one day at a time. The calming effect of the lake is certainly helping. But I worry about some of my family members and hope that they too can find some refuge.
Thank you so much for all of your kind words here, on Instagram, and via email. I’m really touched that so many of you reached out to me. Your kindness has done wonders to lift my spirits.