And So It Is

Real talk? I think one of the biggest lessons I am learning in my time here is – how to say goodbye. I’ve mentioned more than a few times about how it’s the people you meet when traveling that make the experience amazing. So what do you do when it’s time to go your separate ways? My social life is about to be drastically rocked in a few weeks and having to come to terms with that is hard.

This is the second group of people here who have come into my life, twirled me around, and are about to make their grand exit. Now, when I say that I am learning to say goodbye, I don’t mean it get’s easier, I mean that I am learning how to accept it.

I still cry every time I say goodbye. I cried before I came out here – standing with my friends in the Steuben’s parking lot on a frozen night in Jan – and again in the airport. I’ve cried in this house, in a cab, and as I write this, I know that I am in for more. But, I am OK with that. I do wonder, if I kept this lifestyle up, if I would grow weary of new people. I can see myself becoming distant and cautious to protect myself. Someone once told me that my best quality was my openness, and asked me to not allow the world to make me hard. So with that said, I honestly think it would be a shame if I allowed that to happen.

I think this goes back to an earlier post of mine about living in the NOW. We gotta love the ones we’re with because most of the time you don’t know when you’ll have to say goodbye. I guess that makes me lucky, in this situation, I know when the end date is. As a result, I am less judgmental and more forgiving. I find myself weaving a tapestry of mental notes/snap shots of special moments so I can curl up with them later.

Thanks for the good times chicos, and you know what they say – This isn’t goodbye, just a see you later.

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With that said, Universe – Yes, Thank you, More please. Yes, thank you more please.

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2 thoughts on “And So It Is

  1. “We gotta love the ones we’re with because most of the time you don’t know when you’ll have to say goodbye.”– So true! I’ve reinvented my life seven times over… and it never gets easier to say goodbye. You learn to live through it, feel it, and let it pass through. Protection doesn’t work. Feeling it…. holding it… and honoring their special place in you life helps you move through the sadness. It’s all a reminder that every person we encounter is a gift to us: a precious reminder that we are all connected, and we all need each other.

  2. I can completely relate to this, and I totally agree, it doesn’t get easier, you just get learn how to accept it and it becomes part of your life. Sometimes I handle it better than others, but I usually cry every time as well. :S

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