Emotional Implications of Writing About Grief

Having written extensively about grieving the loss of strangers, I have gained significant insight on a very peculiar topic. At times, I felt I had been so zoomed into the content that I began to view everything in regards to how it related to grief. Every time I received a high school newsletter about a family passing, I began to analyze how I was reacting, versus how others were reacting. I started studying my own habits and comparing it to everyone else’s. In a certain sense, I committed myself to this topic and used myself as a sponge for knowledge. The problem was that I was focusing solely on grief. At times I would force myself to remove myself from the topic and distract myself with any other topic. But in the end, I am incredibly happy with how everything turned out. I am excited to continue working on my project and see what happens in the future.

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