Hi there..... glad to hear you are attending the Tampa camp. I will let you know when I book my flights. My Mom lives in Sun City Center, and I have to decide if I want to see her before or after the camp. I will have to look at flights either way to see what works best. Either way, I could check into the hotel Thursday afternoon so I could meet up with others before the weekend of workshops. I too am a bit taken back at the lengths [we] need to go to to find others who understand. I have met a couple of widows here through the gym or a meet up group, but they haven't really tried to 'stay in touch'. I think for some who have a strong family and friend connection, they don't have the same need perhaps. Anyway, thanks for letting me know. I hope others from this site will reach out also. Gotta go get some breakfast!
I just saw that you had commented on someones page that you had read half of Option B. I, too, only got through half and for the same reasons as you mentioned. I love the concept. If Option A is no longer available- to kick the blank out of Option B. But I also didn't like the tone and where the book was heading.
Thank you for replying to my awkward introduction..... I too would love to start a local Soaring Spirits group and have painstakingly looked at members profiles to see if they may live in my area, and reached out to them. Honestly, there has to be an easier way. Even replying to a comment is not the easiest task. I know what you mean about 'repeating your story'. I have joined a few age related meet up groups in my area, and as much as I love going to them and meeting new people, I can't seem to 'stop' myself from telling my story. I need to learn how not to do that. If you are planing to go to Widow Camp Tampa, let me know. I would love to meet others from this site. Would love to go to the Toronto one later this year also.... have always wanted to visit Canada. Might be a good reason. I am glad you are somewhere you have family and connections. My daughter and her boyfriend ( and his parents) all live near me, so that has been my salvation. I love it here, and realize that even if she moves away someday, I wouldn't trade a moment I have had with her. The story gets complicated, so I won't get into that now. I am glad to connect to you.... it seems we have some things in common. I didn't like the fb group Option B.... I am on there but have unfollowed it for a while. It really helped me at first, but then I got depressed over the postings. I needed to move on. Thanks again, and stay in touch.