17th February 2015

I can’t give today a theme because this is the anniversary of my best friend’s death.  One year ago today, she was tragically killed in a car accident.

I flew over to Adelaide to be with some friends and her family on this very sacred day, and from sunrise to sunset, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on where I am now.  I can’t describe life without Jani.  It’s confusing, it’s filled with grief, and it’s very different.  I feel as though I’ve lived an age in the space of a year, and yet I feel like just yesterday I found out the news.  I don’t know how to make sense of it.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this though – it’s that this is not a unique experience.  Grief and loss are so intwined with everyday life, and it’s something we’ll most likely all experience at one point or another.  The best thing we can do is acknowledge and honour these feelings, because they signify the importance someone’s had on our life.  And that is truly special.

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Knowing Jani was one of the best things that ever happened to me, and I will always hold our friendship close to heart.

I hope you’re finding a way through what ever life is throwing at you.

Love Kat x

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