Beginnings, Endings, Revisitations

Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Tilt.

Things are coming to an end, unexpected  things. I’m disconnecting  from so many things that were so important before. Places, people, ideas. Things that don’t work anymore.

The Long-Awaited Honest-to-God Secret to Being Happy

There is a sense of new beginnings, and there’s excitement that goes with that, even while there’s a strange sadness that accompanies the endings.

And amidst all this is a revisitation of things I thought were gone,  things I’d thought could never work, things I’d set aside for forever. It’s  almost as if I could vanish and start my life over in a day. Whatever this is, I’ll stay open to it, because I’m realizing now how many people love  me  but  have  their  own  agendas  that  aren’t  mine, aren’t good for me, aren’t what I want.

I have to follow what I want, not what everyone else wants for me. I have to do what I need to do, not what everyone else needs me to do. We’ll see who’s here when this phase has passed, and who has been passed by.