Exactly one year ago today, on July 13th, 2017, my mother passed away. She was my best friend, the person I could tell anything to. My mom was the strongest person I’ve ever known, even when she was physically growing weaker every day. Losing her at this stage in my life was probably the worst thing that I ever had to deal with. I had just graduated high school a month prior, and the next month I was moving away to college.
This blog is dedicated to her. She was my everything. The one person who I could turn to for answers. I could come to her for everything I was going through. I want to use this blog as a place to be vulnerable and be real, just like I was with my mother. Everything that I have gone through this past year has shown me that I am stronger than I think. I am ready to share my experiences for people who may be going through something just like me and everyone else in this world.
The name of my blog [PeachesandTulips] comes from the one thing that seemed to bring some positivity to my life this past year. Tulips were one of my mother’s favorite flowers (and mine too) and I would go out of my way to always have fresh tulips in a vase every week. Peaches (mainly the color) would give me this light and airy feeling (like the first days of spring) and made me feel like good things were gonna come. My blog will consist of my struggles and my achievements, and my journey through those phases of my life. But I also want to use this as a platform to share other parts of me (not just the sad and intense stuff). My mother passed on her many skills to me and I want to share that with anyone who reads this. Thank you for following my journey of finding the Peaches and Tulips in life again.