Yes, and I am finally living it.
When my Mum passed away, I willed my life to stay exactly how she left it – perfectly untouched like the crisp layer of newly fallen snow, blanketing my life. I daren’t take a step forward in fear of altering what she had left. I awkwardly lived around her belongings, preserving her life in our home.
Now I am faced with life after Mum. Life without Mum, with myself, a stranger, who still bases their decisions on what their Mum would do.
Self care can be defined as this: an activity that helps to improve your mental health and wellbeing without causing stress or anxiety.
I read a quote once: “My mum taught me everything except how to live without her”.