I’m going to start a campaign and call it In Your Own Time. Why does society persist in giving timeline expectations of how long we should grieve, or how long it takes for us to ‘get over it’? What a ridiculous notion that we should ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one. And how absurd that at midnight exactly 6 months after the death, our emotions should turn off- do we have an internal tap to access for that? Wail, cry, sob, laugh, memorialise, yearn or whatever you want, for as long as you need, and be damned with others’ expectations of you.
Let’s start a revolution to normalise a normal human emotion- #inyourowntime. Vive La Revolution!!