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Deciding to say goodbye

May 17, 2012

Today, I find myself growing up, setting up my priorities for the future (immediate and long-term) and trying to understand what I want from this world.

Saying goodbye. It happens naturally. People grow apart; people change. People begin the next phases of their lives, and somewhere on the path toward the future, the roads diverge. There comes a time in everyone’s life when a decision has to be made: continue to no avail to attempt to keep in touch with someone or just let it be. But dang, that decision is a hard one to make. Basically, it’s like deciding to say goodbye, and goodbyes are incredibly difficult, especially toward someone who really means something to you.

At a certain point, it is necessary to assess the situation and stop giving a bit of yourself to someone who doesn’t seem to be giving much back. No one is to blame; it’s just the way the world works. Sometimes, the best relationship is one that ends because that way, the good, great, memories don’t get tarnished with those to-no-avail attempts to maintain communication.

Someone once told me, “The people who are meant to stay in your life will stay in your life. Those who aren’t won’t.” That’s a fact, and all the energy in the world couldn’t reverse that. And when we let go of the people whose chapters in our lives have been written and concluded, we can truly begin to appreciate 1) the memories and 2) the people who are in our lives who matter and impact us every day. We can appreciate the people we love, and we can appreciate ourselves a little bit more.

When an author writes a book, it, I would believe, is difficult for him to finally put the pen down, stop editing, stop revising, and stop altering his work and finally turn the product into his publisher. It is incredibly difficult to let go – to finally come to terms with the fact that a chapter is over and it is vital and time to move on. But once that happens, once you let yourself begin to write the next chapter, man, the world is yours. And there is no better feeling than that.

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