You may be wondering where the name "One Half of Another" came from. As many of you who have been following me know, my twin sister, Ryane passed away over three years ago in a tragic accident. To cope with her death, I began blogging to share what was on my heart and in the … Continue reading One Half of Another
I cannot explain grief to you. All I can say is it is a creature of spontaneity. It doesn't wait until a holiday or a birthday. Or even an anniversary. No, it strikes during a lone car ride. During a Netflix movie. While your grocery shopping. While your laughing with friends. When you hear a … Continue reading The Price of Grief
Today is the three year anniversary of my sister, Ryane, leaving this world. In her memory, here is my post from a week after she passed away. Always remember ❤ My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago. I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest … Continue reading My Built in Best Friend
I've recently had a reoccurring theme come through my life and it is all based around a poem by Emily Dickinson. It goes as such: Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity - Unable they that love - to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity. I have … Continue reading Unable are the Loved to die –
Thanks for joining me! Hi everyone, so I decided it was time for me to begin my own blog. As most of you may know, I started blogging about two years ago when my twin sister Ryane passed away tragically and unexpectedly. It is a way for me to deal with my stress and grief, … Continue reading The Journey Begins
6 months. It has been six months. It feels like forever and just the other day at the same time. I feel like I will see her at any moment, that I just hung out with the girl in the pictures that I look through, that there are more pictures to come, that I will … Continue reading Six months +
I find it so interesting how your brain allows you to process things. The key word here is allows (you don't really have a choice). I keep going through these circles in my mind. I keep trying to process the fact that Ryane is gone, but it's like I relapse into ignorance over and over again. … Continue reading The Brain’s Self-defense.
Purdue makes it easy. Easy to keep going. To move on. To not think about it. She was never here. Visited twice in my 2.5 years here. She wasn't a part of my life. Other than the random phone calls about getting my clothes from her or trying to get her here. I made these … Continue reading happily ever… After?
I recently went to Barnes and Noble to pick up a book for the trip to Florida my family is taking. When I was there, I decided to look in the section for grieving. There I found this book called Grief One Day at a Time by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.. If any one is … Continue reading Soulmates Without a Choice
There are so many things that go through my head in a day. One second everything is normal, I am thinking of exams or homework, and then next the reality that I am in crashes down on me. And then, the normality seems unimportant. Because everything has changed. Whether I want it to or not. … Continue reading Searching