Time goes on like nothing happened. Everyone goes about their lives like nothing happened.
Death of a parent
Mum, your battle with alcoholism was a storm that tested me each day.
There’s freedom in speaking up and working through this.
For as far back as I can remember, I had a lingering feeling something was terribly wrong.
My Mum was an alcoholic. It’s taken a lot to say that.
We lived in it together, and I felt that no one else would ever understand.
It’s just over a week after I ran the London Marathon.
I have been reflecting on how her death has shaped me.
Nothing to see here right?
My mum suffered from postpartum psychosis and other mental illnesses, and my dad was an alcoholic.