I recently lost my daughter from a drug overdose. She was 23 years old and we were best friends. I heard about blipfoto from a cousin I hadn't seen in many years. I am trying to reach out and do new things to help in the proc Read more...
05/20/2013I live in New England and work at home.
I recently lost my daughter from a drug overdose. She was 23 years old and we were best friends. I heard about blipfoto from a cousin I hadn't seen in many years. I am trying to reach out and do new things to help in the process of healing from this loss. My daughter loved to take pictures and it was something she would have enjoyed doing, so I am doing it in her memory as well.
I enjoy looking at the other photos and descriptions too. All in all a pleasant bit of time spent daily doing something positive.
I can't believe I actually accomplished the task of taking and posting a picture every day for 365 days!! The process has been healing in many ways, the act of doing something that on many days exemplified where I was at in terms of the loss of my daughter and the support I received from many caring people was what made it worthwhile. Many times I was able to work through the sadness with a photo or an entry or even just celebrate some of the joys of her life.
This is a wonderful, caring and supportive community of creative individuals.
Another Update 03/06/2022
It's been nearly 9 years since I started this journal and though I haven't been consistently posting every day, Blip has become a big part of my day or sometimes week. While some days it's hard to find a photo or write an entry, I would miss all the "connections" here on this site. I am still working from home and feel fortunate that I could take my little job with me.
My husband and I recently (September 2021) moved to North Carolina after spending most of my life in New England. It's an adjustment, but a slower and friendly way of life here in the "south". We've enjoyed the mild winter. We miss our son and his wife and daughter, but they are soon moving to Texas to find their little place in the sun. Who knows what the future holds? But I don't see us being separated from them forever.