Come sit with me. There is a lot to feel, and sometimes it's hard to parse through. This work is a process of unlearning generational behaviors in the aftermath of grief. In these, I explore what it means to move forward past the concurrent, and often complicated feelings and relationships held within a family surrounded in maladaptive coping strategies. I am interested in a personal exploration of loss, breaking learned patterns and intergenerational cycles of behavior, and identity after the loss of all immediate family. I wonder, how do we mourn those complicated figures in our lives, the ones who harm us but love us? And, on top of that, how do we begin to heal from these wounds, in order to break the inheritance of trauma? In decisive and delicate moments, I chose to move forward, to love who came before me, and to work continuously towards happiness within myself and my family.