Since I follow a ton of funeral sources on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, I end up reading a lot of articles on the business. There are a lot of opinions out there regarding funerals and funeral directors. A lot are negative; a lot aren’t. The thing that happens when you read a lot is you begin to form an opinion of your own.
I am twenty-four years old. Even though I grew up with a funeral home in the family, I did not grow up in a funeral home. This arrangement allowed me to be familiar with death and dying at an early age without it taking over a large portion of my life. I guess what I am trying to say, is that I’m still very new to this game.
I have a lot of opinions on death and dying. I have a lot more opinions on funerals and customs. But that’s what it is, my opinion. I am not an expert by any means. And I personally hate the word expert when it comes to funeral services. I don’t think you can be an expert in this field (look my opinion!). Because this is an ever changing and growing industry. I guess I’m bringing this all up because I am coming to terms with the fact that people actually read this blog of mine. And people get upset when your opinion doesn’t match their opinion. But guys, that’s the beauty, you know? That’s one of the reasons I love being a funeral director. You’re always learning. I have a few topics that have been rolling around in my mind, and I’ll get to writing about them one of these days. But remember, this is just a little funeral director’s blog, about topics as seen through her eyes. So if you like what I say, great. If you don’t that’s okay, too. Honestly, I’m just honored that you took the time to read what I wrote anyways! You all will never know how much every like, comment and follow means to me.