Dedicated to Karissa
Today, I was talking to a blogging friend of mine. She is a regular on Twitter. She told me about the death of another blogger – @prissygreen – who had committed suicide. As soon as I heard the news, my heart sunk. I did not know Karissa, nor had I ever seen her blog. I visited her blog – Prissy Green and thought it was great! If I had known about it, I’m sure I would have been a subscriber. I read her last post and tears came to my eyes. There were so many heartfelt and loving comments for her and her family that were posted today – both by people who knew her and didn’t know her.
I read her “About” page and came to learn that she was only 31 year olds (a year older than me) with her whole life ahead of her. She came from a large family and was in a long time relationship with the love of her life, Craig, in Indianapolis, along with their 2 dogs. She worked hard to be green and even had her own store.
I am continually amazed at the support blogging provides to both men and women. I did not see nasty comments, but I saw supportive comments for Karissa’s family members and friends, as well as herself. My heart and thoughts go out to her family and friends at this time. Please remember, if you feel down and feel like there is nothing you can do about it, talk to someone – whether it’s a family, friend, or fellow blogger. Never ever give up! Hugs to everyone out there!