The phrase “everything happens for a reason” drives me crazy. I found a new friend, Caitlin to commiserate with over this topic. We did CrossFit together and had the most wonderful conversation surrounding the timeline of grieving and society’s opinions on it.
[0:35] The old Barb vs the new
[2:46] Does everything happen for a reason?
[6:56] Meeting Caitlin who lost her husband
[9:39] Society’s idea of when you should move on
[13:42] My choices heavily influence my life as well it’s not just ‘fate’
[14:52] People try to be comforting, but they just make me angry
[16:01] What Caitlin and Dan did in their lives
[18:07] CrossFit changed my life and gave me a community
[20:01] Stillness can be safety in grief
[23:34] Still trying to live life in spite of death
[24:59] Your grief is okay and is not a burden
[26:48] I do believe I was meant to meet Caitlin
[29:22] The phrase feels judgemental even if people don’t mean it like that
[31:18] My new kitchen is coming along and my book is coming out!
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