Hello, I’m Hannah. Author name— H. WEND. I write pieces on life, grief, and other things!


Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m a major introvert who loves to write. I adore blogging and find myself drawn to create pieces that are usually inspired by life’s difficult things. Some of my writing interests also include poetry, lifestyle, fiction, and self-improvement.

I write many pieces on navigating loss and life as a grieving daughter. I created this blog in honour of my late mother, Jo-Anne. You can find pieces written for and about her here.


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Latest Posts

  • Quote Collection | ‘To Feel’ — H. WEND
    Sometimes, to feel 
is all that is needed.

© H. WEND 2023 Dear Jo-Anne
  • One Year of a Different Kind of Grief — For Dad
    In May 2022, I received a phone call that my father, had been struggling with COVID-19 and was likely at the end of his life. It was completely unexpected. My heart sank, my stomach fell heavy, and the air around me grew thick, but my body, my entire being, felt as though I had been dropped into a deafening, swirling abyss.
  • Things I Learned in My Twenties | 1. Courage to Enter the Arena
    I recently created a collection to share my favourite quotes, and I posted a passage from Theodore Roosevelt’s “Citizenship in a Republic” speech, which he delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910. The passage is called ‘The Man in the Arena.’ Learn what it means to me and why it’s an important lesson I’m taking from my twenties.
  • Quote Collection | The Man in the Arena— Theodore Roosevelt
    ‘Man in The Arena’ — a passage from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.
  • ‘Meet Me There’ — by H. WEND
    I’m thinking about the moments we spent together within our daydreams. My memories of the family room in the back, the hazy days when the sun shined through the windows are fading. Share yours with me, and I’ll share mine.
  • To My Favourite Mothers This Mother’s Day
    Mother’s Day isn’t quite what it used to be. For as long as I can remember, I have always known that I had a very special mother, that apart from strange blips in my adolescence, i always believed I was incredibly lucky to have had her. She was my life’s greatest blessing.
  • Float and Recover
    Part 2 to ‘Sinking and Floating’— The important lesson I’m learning at almost 30 years old is about recovery after hard stuff.
  • Sinking and Floating
    The breakdown of my relationship has led to all the things you’d expect in grief. But what I didn’t expect was to spiral all the way into grief- the grief I have managed to stuff into a drawer over my parents’ deaths.