One year ago today, my dear friend Kimberly Dennis intentionally overdosed on NyQuil, tragically cutting her life short. Our relationship was complicated. I miss her.
Kim was an incredible woman. Gorgeous, energetic, smart, philosophical, inquisitive, passionate. Her family ostracized her when she left the Mormon church, for which I was the primary influence. I think the difference between her expectations for her life and the reality of it disappointed her greatly. But I can’t psychoanalyze her now. I learned from the detectives the details of her death, but there was no note, and she did not share her thoughts with me.
I will forever cherish the time we spent together, and many fun, thought-provoking conversations. She changed my life, and I changed hers. I wish she could have imagined past her immediate situation, to brighter days and true loves. I will miss her always.