My Friend Helped Me Move to Colorado

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In April of last year, I was preparing to move to Colorado. I was heartbroken and so depressed that my body ached and I couldn’t leave my bed.

I was overwhelmed with everything on my to-do list — pack, donate, ship, or sell my possessions — and I was sad to leave my adopted home of Cleveland. I had no idea where to start. Even if I did, my depression wouldn’t let me leave the bed. Desperate, I asked my friend Brittany to help me.

Brittany packed boxes, of course, but she also sat in the front seat of my car while I ran errands. She installed a bike rack on the back of my car. She planned my going-away party. Most of the time, she watched me cry while soothing me with empathetic and supportive words.

It would have been easy for her (or anyone) to look at my situation and deem it a normal adult challenge, that I needed to suck it up and just do it. I know this because most people in my life told me as much. But Brittany didn’t. She helped me in every way.

A year later, I look back at what Brittany did for me. While her work was relatively simple, I see it as one of the most selfless actions I’ve experienced. Brittany didn’t judge my situation or my emotions. She showed up and did everything I needed her to do. I can only imagine this came from unconditional love. I miss Brittany dearly and I’m so thankful for her time, energy, and love.

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Stephanie Delacy

Stephanie is a blogger and content creator who loves to write about dating and mental health, especially when the two inev... See Full Bio

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