Boo, this one’s for you.
Leaving does not mean “the end.” Leaving does not mean forgetting. Leaving does not mean putting aside everything you have lived together. Leaving does not mean the story is over.
Life goes on, my dear, and it is up to you to decide how you will live it. Take a moment or two to feel whatever pain and sadness overwhelms you, yet rest assured that this too shall pass.
You don’t have to decide your future right now. In fact, the future does not exist. It is a blank slate that you create with every second that tic-tocs its way past the clock, with each breath you inhale and exhale.
Don’t lose hope. Don’t fall into society’s trap of thinking you will always be alone if you don’t conform to a specific mold. Don’t let your mind be burdened by the lies of those who have hurt you. More importantly, don’t lose yourself amidst the noise of human existence.
You are so incredibly precious. You are so incredibly loved. All you have left to discover is how to love yourself back, to open your eyes, your heart, your mind, and your soul to the simple realization that you are worth more than gold could ever buy.
Know that I love you. Know that you have made me a better person in the short year and a half that I have known you. Know that I am always here for you, no matter where in the world I may be.
And please, know that even with his imperfections, he still loves you, too. Leaving will not change that, regardless of whether or not it works out the way you have played it out in your mind.
Give time some time and allow things to fall into their own place. Get rid of all cruel and unrealistic expectations that you have placed unfairly upon yourself and simply let life be.
Let. It. Be.
One day, it will all make sense. One day, we will look back and laugh. One day, you will realize that this moment is all we ever had, and that the present is the most beautiful and genuine gift we will ever receive.
You are free to be whomever you wish to be, to love whomever you wish to love, and to love them in whichever way you wish.
So take the time to figure your amazing self out and go live.
“Life is an adventure; dare it.” – Mother Teresa.
Photo: Belén Alemán / San Francisco, California, USA