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At first, I wanted to hate you. You used to consume the love of a man that now loved me, and it’s only a natural reaction to feel threatened, angry, and frustrated when those feelings begin to well up. But I’ve learned over time that you seem like a pretty great person. I’ve learned over time ...
Unclench the fists you hold so tight, and forgive yourself for that silly mistake in the past that has long forgotten you. Deep breath, chin up, eyes forward. It’s time to move on. It’s time to let go.
You were an answer that led to so many more questions but for the first time in my life I believed that everything was going to be okay. I decided I’d rather hold your hand and talk about the shapes in the clouds than worry about what was going to happen tomorrow.
Close one chapter and let another begin. No one is asking you to finish the book; just allow yourself to turn the page.
I know that someday I will settle down, and I’m sure I will acquire many more tangible items than what could fit in a Bug, but I will always be thankful for the experiences that taught me that the greatest things in life are not things, and that material stuff only weighs us down and holds us back.
There will come a day when you will wake up on Thanksgiving with everything you’re wishing for today. Your heart will be happy, your world will be full, and you’ll breathe in air that has never smelt more like home.
I decided this when I got home from what I swore must have been the longest day of my life. I kicked off my heels and my feet were throbbing, and I flipped on the news so the reporters could keep me company while I ate my dinner. I cursed my boss for keeping me late as my reporter friends ...