After a prolonged period of end of life care, watching, waiting and wishing my dear Mum passed away peacefully earlier this month. The past few weeks have been so busy arranging the funeral, travelling, sorting out things and sending thank you notes. Now all the activity has come to a grinding halt, home is chaotic as everything abandoned in the chaos and household tasks accumulated. Struggling to motivate myself but try each day to achieve something. I am feeling sad, tearful and a terrible emptiness. Strange not to be thinking how my Mum is, or to phone the care home or to plan another long distance journey to see her. The latter was my life for the past 4 - 5 years, and I am struggling to adjust to this void. I don't feel very sociable at present. I am signed off sick but almost feel worse than I did last week. Wondering when this dark period will ease and I will feel more motivated even a little happier and possibly excited about life again??