Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dealing With Loss

This past Thursday I lost my beloved dog Hershey... She was a Chihuahua and her birthday was on Monday. I know, I know really heart breaking but honestly I had the best 9 years with her and I will always remember her in my heart.

On the day that it happened I had to go to school, but the previous night my family knew she wasn't feeling well so they were planning on taking her to the doctor that morning. So as I went to school and saw Hershey one last time she seemed to have a sad look in her eyes, like she knew that it was her time. That afternoon I had just walked home from school as I entered my house I noticed the gate was gone (Hershey was very small, as Chihuahuas are so she was kept in the kitchen). At first I dismissed it but as I continued to walk into the kitchen my mom had asked me if I knew (my dad was supposed to pick me up after school but he went to the wrong building) and I didn't know but I wasn't surprised when she told me. Hershey had died. At first it came as a shock and then I looked over to where her bed and food used to be and they weren't there anymore. I really couldn't fathom that Hershey was gone until the next day as I walked to the kitchen to put my leg up over the gate....

For anyone that may be asking "If your dog just died why are you writing about it?", I would say I'm trying to learn how to cope, as you may have noticed I didn't mention anything about crying. I don't know why but when it comes to loosing someone I don't really cry. I did well up with tears a few times over these past few days but never full on cried. This is my second encounter with dealing with loss and I usually am in more of a state of shock rather than emotion. I've earned it good to look back on all the happy memories and not dwell on their loss. At the same time I feel the void of emotion and feel obligated to cry but then again everyone deals with these types of situations differently.

**Although the picture above is not an actual picture of Hershey this is what she looked like as a puppy and my sister named her Hershey because her caramel-colored fur reminded her of chocolate**

~In loving memory of Hershey~

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Daily dose of....

School is probably something I think about often. Finishing this year, then graduating next and college after that, with a whole bunch of things in between. Sometimes its good to step back and look at the positive in spite of all the stress and frustration. Recently I've been getting positive quotes and putting them as my phone back ground as a reminder. Here are some of my favorites...

These were just some of what I've been inspired by, I love the positive and encouraging messages.
There are more quotes on my Pinterest Board.

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