An Instant Connection
By Megan Biela
I came to The Garden by myself when I was 19, a couple of months after my older sister passed away. I wanted a safe environment to explore my grief. I wanted to talk to people who knew what I was going through. I wanted to feel better. I remember doing art projects that helped us explore our feelings about the loss.
I met my best friend at The Garden, and became friends with others who were experiencing similar emotions as I was. Our relationships went beyond what we did at The Garden; it was deeper. When you meet people at The Garden, there is almost an instant connection and you feel close to those you meet because you know they know what it is like.
I really enjoyed my time at The Garden. I learned a lot about my grief and myself. I tell others that my life would be dramatically different if I never went to The Garden.