Theme: how my graduate school experience impacted my grief and my relationship with Kade.
j – jubilant
I decided on the word, jubilant, because it conjured the time of graduation, December 2018.
I felt so drained by my year-long internship an hour away from home and the end-of-program capstone paper that I don’t know if I even appeared outwardly jubilant. It barely felt real. But I was wearily, inwardly, jubilant at the prospect of getting my life back.
People told me that Kade would be proud of me. And I believe it. And that thought is so tender and so sad.