I know there are probably people out there just like me, still figuring things out, falling in and out of love, deciding what they want to do with their lives, so they–or maybe they are actually you–can relate to this post.
In all honesty, I really don’t deal well with change, or with endings, or with basically anything that I don’t want to happen. I get too attached. It’s hard for me to move on. I cry, and I can’t sleep, and it always feels like it’s going to be the end of the world.
I’m a bit dramatic.
But I’ve learned that no matter how bad it seems, you can always make it through. There will always be someone new to love. There will always be another chance at happiness. For every ending, there is a new beginning. It depends on how you look at it. You can choose to focus on the ending, or you can choose to focus on the beginning. It’s entirely up to you.
I’ve also learned that, sometimes, it’s better to let things go when they want to go, because it means that chapter of your life has come to a close, and it isn’t meant for you anymore. Dragging it out longer than it is meant to last will only make you–and everyone else involved–more miserable than necessary. Don’t shy away from endings. Smile. Embrace them. Appreciate the time you had, then prepare yourself for what’s next. Relax, and let yourself roll with whatever the world throws your way. Picture life like the ocean, and you’re out chest-deep in the water, trying to catch a wave to ride back to shore. You hop on the wave, but your timing wasn’t quite right, so you get knocked under the water by the force of the wave. If you gasp and struggle against it, you’re going to inhale water, and it’s just going to be a mess. That’s how you drown. But if you relax, hold your breath, and wait for it to pass, you’ll resurface much more quickly. That’s how you live. That’s how you make it through.
There are going to be a lot of times when you feel like the waves are crashing on top of you, and there are also going to be a lot of times when you feel like you’re riding the wave, and everything is going perfectly. Enjoy the high times, but don’t expect them to last forever. Don’t stress the low times, because they won’t last forever either. And always remember, you’re never alone. If you ever feel like it’s too much to handle, take a deep breath, try to keep things in perspective. My mailbox is open.
“Help will always be given . . . to those who ask for it.”