It’s inevitable for people to leave our lives, we are constantly growing and adapting so sometimes leaving people behind and moving on to different things is vital to growing. Thinking about this idea, however, is terrifying. I never know when it’s time to let something go. I always want to stay that little bit longer, just to see what happens. Even if in my head I know it won’t end well. This is most definitely a recent problem, starting new never used to scare me. I used to look forward to meeting new people and trying new things, now I’m just content with where I am and terrified of losing those around me.
Which is most probably why I’ve developed into such a sentimental and nostalgic person, I still own all my birthday cards from the age of 10, I just feel like I can’t let them go. Even cards from friends who are long gone, they sit in the back of my wardrobe and have done for years. I just can’t bring myself to throw them out.
Even though I don’t like moving on and accepting change it can sometimes pass un-noticed. You’ll become suddenly aware that your life has completely changed, and you were totally oblivious. You’ll be living one life, surrounded by a group of people, then one-by-one they’ll disappear and other people will replace them and before you know it you’ll have moved on to know a completely new group of friends and you won’t have even realised you had let the old ones go.
So, I’ve come to the conclusion it’s important to move on. If something/someone is making you unhappy changing it is vital. But, I also think you should never forget, whether its old friends, an old job, relationship or school. Remembering what you left behind is as equally important as it was to move on in the first place.