Dear Me: Day 62
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I was thinking about this today... not this quote specifically, but about endings, about beginnings, about how close we come sometimes to giving up.
I've given up on a lot of things in my life... relationships, opportunities, even myself. I've given up things I loved in rebellion, have given up things others wanted for me in self-preservation.
And I've had many moments in my life where I felt things were ending, and have been so consumed in endings, in loss, in pain that I missed what was even more important-- that every ending that comes our way is there to make room for something new.
And everything that ends and leaves you does so for a reason. Whether it's to remove a toxin or toxic relationship from your life, or to give you room to see yourself the way other people see you. Whether it's to show you that your path is branching in a new and better direction, or to prove to you that the pain of your past really can be behind you.
I've had many moments in my life where I felt like my whole world was falling apart, where I was SURE it was over, that I just should just give up on everything because everything seemed to be giving up on me.
And I can look back now and see how each and every loss, how each and every "end of the world" moment led me another step closer to the woman I'm becoming today.
In the place of every ending, something else new came forward to make my life richer, fuller, to make me more ME. And while I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a butterfly just yet-- I no longer fear the "ends" of my worlds... because I know when all of the growing pains are done-- I'll be able to really fly.
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