So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
it’s okay to go back to the past. sometimes we need to fix things that were broken. just don’t live there.
the hardest part
It’s the part where you are, for lack of a better word, “stuck” somewhere while people you love depart. That’s the hardest part.
The hardest part isn’t leaving, it’s not the thrill of a new adventure with the slight agony of walking away from the place where you are most familiar. The hardest part is watching them go. You are stuck in your simple routine, the infinite hamster wheel of life, but they are absent from it.The hardest part is saying goodbye.
It is a new adventure for us all. Such a thrill, but so bittersweet.
I have faith that everyone who is headed out into this big world will be very successful and grow into even more incredible human beings than you already are. You are all so intelligent and strong and supportive of yourself, each other, and everyone around you. I have no doubts that you will achieve every one of your wildest dreams! You are my inspirations. You brighten every day and make us feel so happy, lifting our spirits and taking huge weighs off our shoulders. You are open books with blank pages. We can trust you with anything and everything, and you always know what to say. Our story is being written, this is just the beginning. We have shared millions of memories and laughs, we have gone through the thick and the thin, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and we have come out alive and well. You are my second family, my home away from home where everyone is welcomed with open arms and loved with big warm hearts. My soul was lost, but then it was found by you.
I love each and every one of you unconditionally! There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you. I will miss you with all my heart but I know, for a fact, that you are on to big things in life and I wish you nothing but the best in your endeavors.