Saying Goodbye


‘I’ve learned that things change; people change, and it doesn’t mean you forget the past or try to cover it up. It simply means that you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up. It means accepting that some things weren’t meant to be.’ – Lisa Brooks

Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye. You may not want to, but you HAVE to in order for yourself to move on. Sometimes paths diverge and we’re forced to part ways and say farewell. There’s always that bit of sadness that sinks in knowing that someone I loved seeing will no longer be part of my daily routine. Whether someone has played a big or small part in my life, saying goodbye kinda sucks.

I always try to focus on the positive though, embrace the present, and find the ‘good’ in goodbye. Sure, someone may not be a part of my life anymore, but I’ll always remember all the awesome experiences we’ve had together. And as tempting as it is to want to dwell on the past and any negativity, I have to remind myself that I don’t have time for that. It’s alright for me to be sad for awhile, but I can’t ignore or underestimate my emotions. I just have to embrace them, address them, overcome them, and exit with grace. It’s always best to make a graceful exit, rather than dashing out angrily or harshly. If it’s the last time I will be seeing a person, I’d want to leave a positive impression.

Not all goodbyes occur on positive terms though. Sometimes people are retarded and would rather have an ugly goodbye, than just letting it be. I suppose it’s just one of those retarded life things and you just have to suck it up and deal with it. But goodbyes don’t always last forever. People have a way of somehow reentering your life.

We only part to meet again.

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