We mourn for people/things/experiences that we have lost.
Part of the reason why grief takes time to process is because we end up spending quite a bit of it filling a hole that can’t be replaced–trying to replace the irreplaceable.
Sometimes we try to numb the pain. Sometimes we avoid it all together. The answer is perhaps different for everyone. But I think what snaps us back quicker is a great awakening of some sorts. A purpose. A call to action. Call it the spirit or a moment of clarity.
Despite what you’ve lost, the world still needs you and your contribution. To fill a need or solve a problem for someone else.