There are so many people who are walking around out there who have taken a piece of me. Ones who have ripped out my beating heart, ones who have abandoned me out of the blue, ones who have loved me and left me, ones who couldn’t love me anymore.
It’s a hard reality to face that not every person you meet is meant to last forever. I guess it goes to show that some bodies act as lessons and some hearts act as chapters, or even just paragraphs, in the many years you’re in motion.
This is especially difficult for the sensitive ones, like myself. I’ve never been good at letting go. I’ve never been good at saying, “Enough is enough. I deserve better. It is my turn to walk away.”
So I love them until they go, regardless of how much time they were meant to stick around.
But what I’m trying to work on is that exactly—
Let go of those who have the slightest inclination to leave. If they step near the door, let them walk out. Maybe they’ll come back someday, and hopefully you have a knocker or a doorbell for when they want to step back in (and if you’re able to let them).
Let go of those who have hurt you or were not in your life for the right reason. This can even include the almost lovers, friends, even family members. This refers to those who only stuck around when you supplied them with something they didn’t have. The right people are going to love you even when your hands are empty.
Let go of anyone who does not make you feel like you’re important. Be gone with those who invalidate your worth.
Let’s work on letting go. Because letting go of those who do not belong or who have expired in our lives only means there are new spaces for those who are meant to be more long term, who will fill our hearts with something more.