I give thanks to the Universe for getting me through this one. Had no idea it was going to take me so hard this year- thought it’d be the year I was finally able to…well, not ‘say goodbye’, but maybe let some of the bad memories go. Instead, I spent the week prior to yesterday feeling odd, physically, on top of feeling ruddy awful mentally. It’s a relief that anniversary season is over for now. I’ll celebrate Kim’s birthday on the fifteenth somehow- don’t know how yet, though. At least I got through the anniversary without her, to show me that I can. It’s more difficult, sure, and I’m still reluctant to have to do it all again next year, but I know I can do it.