It doesn't have to be that seriousPeople enter our lives and people leave. That's just the natural pattern of things. For as long as I can remember, I've had a difficult time with this concept. Goodbyes have always been tough for me, whether I was ending a chapter in my life with a group of people, or even if I was going away on a week-long vacation and was saying goodbye to everyone at work.♀️ I'm a sensitive person though, and I would always say "well, I'm just such a caring person and I am more concerned with others' feelings". I remember always being so surprised by others' reactions in the same situation. I remember occasions where employees that I worked with would go away on vacation and they wouldn't even say goodbye to a single person before heading out! That's just preposterous!
But you know what? It's actually not. Goodbye doesn't have to be this "big thing". People cross our paths at certain times in our lives, and then just like a wave or a gust of of wind, they're gone. It's taken me a long time to come to terms with this concept, but as I start to think about it more, I see how it has sometimes created an emotional block for me towards moving forward or creating change. I don't make too many sudden changes in life and I don't often change locations once I'm comfortable somewhere(hello, I've been living in the same place now for over 12 years!). I'm slowly wrapping my head around the fact making changes and moving forward doesn't have to mean cutting people out of my life and being burdened by guilt thinking that others must feel hurt about me 'abandoning' them. It's not goodbye though. It's just life and it's just a "nice that our paths crossed, and see ya later"! I'm getting there! #makingchanges #itsnotgoodbye #justseeyalater