Yes, I acknowledge that there is a world outside of my stupid little life, and my problems are insignificant compared to a lot of other people’s…but that DOESN’T diminish my experience (or anyone else’s) in any way. Losing a connection with someone you love isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination! Anyone who tells you otherwise has never gone through this shit. Your feelings are VALID. And anyone who tells you to JUST “get over it” is really FULL OF SHIT. There is no time line when it comes to your healing. You heal at your pace, in your own way. Whether it be through listening to music, posting on tumblr, writing, creating music - whatever. As long as it helps you during the grieving process, do it. I hate people who sit there and judge, because they’ve never walked in your shoes. They don’t know what it feels like to wake up in the middle of the night with your heart ready to explode from your latest panic attack. We heal at our pace. On our own time.