Thank you. Simply thank you. To all of you beautiful people who have sent letters, words of encouragement, prayers, thoughts, and kindness my way: thank you with all of my heart.
You are why I do what I do. You are my community, and I am so deeply grateful there are no words. And to all of you out there who have grieved or are grieving and shared in solidarity: thank you especially.
I have decided, with the loving support of friends & family (and a couple of therapists too!) to not delete but rather archive my grief here on social media. While I continue to work and heal personally, here I'm looking to the future, to becoming the woman I was meant to be through hardship making me stronger and to creating more for you. And I'm so excited for all that is to come & for you all to come on this journey with me!
And especially thank you for respecting my privacy. It was impossible to not share that I was grieving (I'm terrible at faking anything!)—and because the matter is painful and private it is equally impossible to share what happened without hurting myself and others. As I have said, in case anyone missed it, the family is all in good health. And at the end of the day, that's all that matters. My deepest apologies for not being able to say more: I am truly sorry for any distress that may cause. It was never, ever my intention to upset anyone but rather to be as authentic as possible while still taking care of my own mental health. If I misstepped along the way and shared too much or too little, I apologize. There is no road map, and I'm awfully human at the end of the day.
Even in the cave, the light peeks through. And I am about to travel to this literal spot over the next couple of days to feel the water lapping at my ankles. As I move forward with positivity, don't think I'm white washing. Know that rather I'm making a conscious decision to move on in this space. A million thank yous! #livemoremagic