Living in the Hard Moments When I Want to Eject

“I’ve wrestled with the immense pressure I feel to navigate my grief and my pain by the culture’s measuring stick. And when the option to bail for days, weeks or even a month, is not a viable option for me, it creates a precarious balancing game. On one side I have my kids, my husband and the life we are presently living. And on the other side, I have my heart and the myriad of emotions, thoughts and feelings coursing through my body.”