CW: Mention of death & funeral planning
Hey everyone! Sorry for falling off the face of the earth again, but I had to take a step back and take care of myself and take care of my family as well. In October, my grandpa passed away, and I couldn’t even think of sitting down and writing a blog post or even checking Twitter. I’ve been swamped helping my family clean out my grandpa’s house & piecing out all of the trinkets, furniture, and everything that made a house into a home.
I also have the honor to do the memorial video. It’s always the hardest thing to make because you can never properly put a life into 15 minutes. All you can do in the end is hope that you did justice to an amazing person. I will say, I genuinely hope that I never have to do another memorial video in 2020.
Since I’m the one who puts a life into a 15-minute memorial video for my family, I do want to give you all a little advice. I want you to get in the pictures. I know how hard it can sometimes be. We are continually moving, and many of us don’t even think about taking photos. If we do think about taking those photos, we tend to be the ones taking them instead. This is the reason I want to remind you that pictures of you are important too. Give your phone to someone else and GET IN THE PHOTO. You never know when that photo will be the last photo you took with a loved one.
As someone who has lost two incredibly important people this year, please make sure you have those photos. They help. Sometimes we have those bad body days, or our hair is a mess. I know that we all roll our eyes at that one person in the family that is always taking those photos (psst, I’m that person, and I see the eye rolls). I know that there are days where you don’t want that photo (your hair is a mess, you don’t like how you look, etc.), but I encourage you to stop listening to that negative voice and let yourself get photographed. Trust me, if that is the last time you see your loved one, you’re going to be happy that you have that photo.
Thank you for reading. I’m hoping to be back into the swing of blogging soon.