I ventured out today!
All by myself!
Pre-grief Mimi would venture out all the time! Especially while Wes was at work.
But not since his passing.
Granted the world has been closed since two weeks after his passing (which has helped speed up the grief process), but I couldn’t even fathom getting to the point of being able to go outdoors by myself.
And I did!
I put on my entire face
(more than just my eyebrows)
and went to Hobby Lobby.
Which, if you know us, you know that Wes worked there for a couple of years. Though he left two or so years ago, there are a lot of people that still work there that recognize me.
I was stopped a couple of times.
I was asked how I was doing, you know the regular and the awkward questions.
I managed to get through the conversations with 0 tears, although once I got back in the car, the tears just flowed and I said to myself:
“Crap! I didn’t want to cry. I’m wearing mascara!”
Wes would probably be laughing at that.
This venture left me feeling like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid.
I’m still standing…
(Sorry just watched Rocketman) 🤣