About Me

Two months after I turned 21, my mother passed away after her third breast cancer diagnosis. Life as I knew it would never be the same, I had to learn how to navigate my way through my descent into adult life whilst simultaneously navigating my journey with loss and grief.

Life is uncertain, it’s daunting yet it’s also enticing and full of twists and turns, my blog serves as a space to write down my thoughts about life and the journey I travel leading me to the same destination as every person on the planet…death. The inevitable. So here you’ll see first hand, what navigating life after loss really entails.

I started to write the blog as a way to share my thoughts and experiences with my loved ones. I have grown a following and hope to continue to grow with my writing, and eventually write a book to help others. I don’t know what the future holds (surprise, none of us do!) but I do know I want to build something that helps and inspires others as they face their own losses and grief.

Possibly not for the faint of heart, but stay tuned & see for yourself.

Why did I choose the name “The Art of Rachel in the Rain” you might be asking?

Well- we (my family and I) really liked the book *The Art of Racing in the Rain*(by Garth Stein), so what better tribute to my late mama than to make it my own ,and after all grief kind of feels like a storm just appeared out of nowhere and the rain? That’s the endless emotions you feel during grief.

My favorite quotes about loss

 You are rooted deep within my soul. Apart of me forever. In the deepest parts of my heart, there you are.

Jessi Snapp

They told me that grief was a dark and fearsome thing. But it doesn’t feel like that to me. It all just looks like you.

Blake Auden

I’ll see you on the other side of the stars.