— Harriet Beacher Stowe
Everything changes. It’s the most terrifying and comforting phenomenon we know. Life moves, people change, beginnings end, and moments pass quicker than breath. Today I close a chapter. One that has given me life and shown me glimpses of the darkest depths. It has been freeing and trying, enlightening, hopeful, painful, terrifying, inspiring, beautiful, tragic, adrenaline-pumping, and heart-stopping. I have lived my life through its lens, blind to how it has shaped and molded me into who I am. It has had a hand in raising me, teaching me about life, death, friendship, humanity, greed, disparity.
I has been everything. But today, I set it free. Today I learn how to define myself without it, and resign it to a part of my past. Free to fold into the memories that blur and fade with time while I find myself through new adjectives.
Here, it begins.
make it great.
I guess I’m gonna have to cry,
And let go of some things I’ve loved,
To get to the other side,
I guess it’s gonna break me down,
Like falling when you try to fly,
It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life,
Starts with goodbye.