Isn’t it strange how you outgrow people in life. I’m not saying you need to toss them out with that dingy old pair of flats you’ve worn three summers in a row.. but it’s like slowly over time you realize they aren’t good for you anymore, maybe they are rubbing you the wrong way and causing your soul to blister. Maybe it’s just their style no longer coexists wits yours and your life is pulling you in opposite directions. I will always remember that one purse I begged for, the fissile one with the long strap and multi colored stripes..the one I wore for 8 years through thick and thin, it went through a marriage with me, child birth, unfortunately it accompanied me in that divorce that followed shortly after our child was born. It was there for that rebound guy that ended up abusing me for three years because I was too sweet and scared to stand up for myself, it was there when I decided enough was enough and I ran away from him and found my way alone. It was there when the quiet nerdy guy came in and patched me up.. reminding me what it felt like to be in a normal relationship, to let someone really love me, it was there when that love faded and left that gapping hole that has never been filled, but it couldn’t last forever. Broken down I retired her because there was nothing left of her for me to use, but I will literally always remember that purse. I have a few friends like that.. ex’s like that.. the ones that was there in my life when I needed them, some were there that shouldn’t have been. But all hold a special place in my heart for one reason or another. They all taught me something. I’m going to stop regretting all the poor decisions I’ve made and start reminding myself to grow from them.