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Hello there! Welcome to my blog, Young and in Loss.

I’m so glad you’re here.

Since you found this, chances are you may already know me and my story. But, for those of you that may not, allow me to not so formally introduce myself.

Hi, I’m Abby! I’m a Boston-based singer-songwriter, artist, writer, and music therapy student. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2020 with a major in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. I’m currently finishing up my last college requirement, which is an 8-month music therapy internship. I should be finishing that up mid-May and then will take the board exam to become a board-certified music therapist.

In addition to music, I’m interested in all things related to grief, mental health, wellness, and self-care. I am all too familiar with the experiences of death, loss, and grief. When I was 16 years old, I lost my mom to a very short battle with cancer. Just two years later, at 18, I lost my dad to suicide. Right during the time I was transitioning from high school to college, starting to figure out who I was and what I wanted to be, I found myself parentless in an everchanging and scary world. I found myself alone and desperately searching for guidance.

At 22 years old, I am currently learning to navigate grief as a young adult. I created this blog to organize and express some of my experiences, thoughts, struggles, epiphanies, and all things related to life as a bereaved young adult. Since I was a kid, I have found catharsis through writing, whether it be a song, poem, journal entry, blog post, or essay. By no means am I an expert in the grief world or at mental health, but I enjoy writing about these topics in my everyday life. Over the years, connecting with others about shared experiences, especially ones that are about taboo subjects such as death, has been the most helpful resource for me. I know there are people out there who are going through similar experiences, so if even one person relates to my words on here, well that's just icing on the cake.

If you’re interested in reading more of my posts, or getting updates when I upload new posts, please feel free to subscribe to my mailing list on my homepage. I promise not to bombard your inbox, but rather, will send you an email every few weeks or so, letting you know about a new post. I also know how busy life is and who has the time to read these days?? Personally, I have the attention span of a flee. For the most part, I plan on writing shorter posts that would take less than 5 minutes to read.

If you have any ideas or topics you want to read about, please feel free to reach out to me on Instagram or via email. Let’s connect! Grief is hard, but we don’t have to do it alone!

Be well, my friends! Talk soon.

- Abby

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