I’m learning the hard way that it’s okay to let go. For the longest time I had this belief of not giving up under any circumstances. I applied this thinking in my professional and personal lives. I adopted the philosophy while playing video games (I’m looking at you Dark Souls.) I found the biggest example of my never-say-die attitude in my relationships with friends. I’ve often joked that my greatest strength is my greatest weakness; loyalty.
Without having to relive history and go through the grueling details. I will say this. I realize that situations happen for a reason. I also believe not everyone you encounter is supposed to travel your entire journey with you. Some people are there only to accompany you part of the way. I get it now. And as much as I don’t necessarily like the lesson, it’s still a lesson learned. But a lesson that makes me more appreciative of what I have and who I have in my life.
Going to take a few days to decompress mentally from the last two weeks. After that, it’s time to find my focus, surround myself with positive people and situations and return to doing things that make me happy for a change.
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