• The Complexities of Life

    Lay It To Rest

    The Recovering Pessimist: Lay It To Rest -- Please don't stress yourself trying to work out things that can't be worked out. Or seeking closure in people/situations where closure won't be found. Let all of those unresolved things go for the sake of your well-being. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #optimisticpessimist #recoveringpessimistSome things just aren’t worth it. You can try to work out whatever it is, but it never works out. You seek closure so you can move on, but closure never comes. So forth and so on.

    Been there, done that, done that again, and finally made it to the other side.

    I hope this saves you some time and stress: Stop trying. Figure out how to move on without whatever it is that didn’t work out. Find the closure you need within and carry on.

    Whatever it is that is keeping you from prospering, lay it to rest.

    It’s hard to do, however, you’ll be glad you did it.

    Until next time,




  • The Complexities of Life

    Time Served

    The Recovering Pessimist: Time Served -- When time has been served, let go. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist

    I hear this all the time but like many things, you don’t understand its significance until you experience it. For the last couple of years, I struggled with a friend I’ve known for 20 years. Our lives went different places and we grew apart. I fought to keep the friendship alive, but my friend didn’t fight as hard.

    Last year I let go of said friend. It still hurts to not have her in my life, but I understand that it’s for the best. We served our time together and it was time to part ways. I’ll always have the memories of our friendship and that makes me smile through the pain. Of all the lessons I’ve learned, this is one of the hardest.

    You have to let go when time has been served. Don’t hold onto people (or things) in an act of defiance. Being defiant creates toxicity and you don’t need that. Let go. It might make you uncomfortable. It might make you sad. It might hurt like hell.

    [bctt tweet=”You have to do it. You have to let go. Time has been served. “]



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