Timing is a funny thing.
Recently I reconnected with a friend on Facebook. We were friends when we were younger, but my mom, sister and I moved out of the city and, being a typical 90s child – and just young in general – with no social media (gasp!) or mobile phone, we lost touch. When I found her again on Facebook, I also discovered Whistling & Company, a brilliant blog and Etsy shop reminding us to seek joy and hope in the midst of darkness.
Less than two years ago, Emily lost her mom to depression. Out of the blue, life trajectories changed. A gaping hole was left. Since then, she’s been kicking darkness, depression and mental illness to the curb by being an absolute light and reminding us that we’re all united in acknowledging that darkness and heartache exist, but we have to choose to seek joy in the midst of it. Her words are eloquent, powerful and comforting.Read More »