I never saw myself in this position, having to write this post. Then again, no one does. Unfortunately, I’m having to change my FMP project majorly, due to a very big change in my life.
On Boxing Day 2016, I lost my Dad in a motorbike accident. It was always so obvious my Dad was an adventurous man, to anyone who met him. There was no way he was going to leave this Earth normally, it was going to have to be with something adventurous.
Although it is very upsetting news, I am trying to keep positive and think of the best, my Dad would want me to carry on. My education was a very important topic within my Dad’s life, and he always wanted me to do my best (I know he was very proud of me being at university), therefore I wish to carry this on and make him even more proud.
Due to this, I plan to carry on my ‘Dad.’ project, but I will be changing the name of the piece to ‘So wait for Me in Heaven, Dad.’, and I will be focussing on his loss and legacy instead of his emotions. I plan to do this as a grieving and coping mechanism, as almost therapy for myself, and anyone who knew him and his character.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year, I apologise for my first blog post of 2017 being a very morbid, but now it’s time to pull myself together and make 2017 my year, for my Dad’s sake!
Rest easy, Dad.
1971 – 2016.