“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
― Stephen Chbosky,
Today the quote is key. After a full night’s sleep, I realized the sacrifice I would have to make. The one which would catapult me into the next chapter. A thing I was most afraid of…
I thought I could bring the past with me. I thought my old friends could join me. I thought I could shoulder three points in time.
I was wrong.
In order to seize the future, I have to let it all go. I also have to face the truth and accept that some of the alliances I once forged may not exist anymore.
I must forgive.
I must forgive myself and hope that the people I have hurt can and will forgive me…someday.
Most importantly, I have to live for myself and those who have stuck with me this long, even new friends.
So in a week, I take the first steps into a new life. A fresh start.
It’s down to this and the decisions I make from here.
No poetry, half-truths, or unrequited longings will counter that.
Bye for now, KS.