I hope it’s okay to post this here, because it doesn’t seem to fit on any of the other boards. I’m curious to hear from others what you enjoy doing, activities or hobbies that make you feel happy.. or even sort of escape for a little while when the feelings of missing your loved one become too much. I understand of course, that it can be next to impossible to remember what you enjoy doing when you are grieving. So don’t feel like you have to answer, but feel free to chime in if you’re up to it. I have two ‘escapes’ that I really enjoy. Both of them I’d never had the chance to try until after losing my sister 2 & 1/2 years ago. The first is kayaking, which was scary for me because I’m not a very good swimmer. But I always wear a life jacket and follow basic safety rules. I find it exhilarating, to have moved past my fear and done it anyway. I’ve even participated in some races this past spring and summer, and did well. I just need to get my motivation back, so I can get back to it. I find being out on the water and in nature is very soothing to my soul. My other escape is genealogy research, finally starting my family tree on ancestry. I know some people may say that’s a ‘nerdy’ hobby, but I’m alright with that. I’ve always wondered about my family history since I was little. To me it’s fascinating to put the pieces together, and understand my roots. I think it was just the sort of project I needed, something to keep my mind busy. I hope to hear from others. ..and again, I hope it’s okay to post this here. If not, please delete.