Change has always been hard for me, something I've mentioned NUMEROUS TIMES on this blog. For as long as I can remember, the emotions I experience most intensely are love and loss. And maybe craving for doughnuts.
Anyway. DawnAnn at the bookstore told me about a discussion she heard where the speaker talked about her experience with Broken Heart Syndrome. A REAL thing, people. Who knew? The speaker lost her parents in a short period of time and the loss undid her emotionally and physically both.
During her recuperation she reframed her thinking. She began to think in terms of "completion" instead of ending. A chapter of her life had been completed. And now it was time for another chapter to begin.
The idea of completion is so much more satisfying, isn't it? We feel satisfied and pleased when we complete.
As I move into what for me is a melancholy time of year, I am going to keep this in mind.
Meanwhile, TRQ, who is going through boxes these days, claims to have discovered more manuscripts by Young Ann the Budding Authoress. There may be more installments ahead . . .