Despite what the calendar says, the weather has finally broke and Spring has sprung!
This is the time that people start cleaning out all that winter junk and prepare for the sunny season. I guess you can call it a tradition in my household. My mother would bring out the big trash bags and large, mothball smelling, trunks and pack old man winter away!
As I grew into my own adult routines, I realized my participation in spring cleaning became nonexistent. I’m no hoarder or anything but it just became easy to just keep all my clothes in my closet and clutter it with all seasons; it just made life a little simpler or lazier. But I have to think, did this bad habit trickle over into my personal life as well? Maybe I have a problem with letting go of things and packing or throwing out things of the past. Hmmmm
It’s hard letting go of things you are used to. Especially if it is something that has been around forever and pretty loyal to your life.
My high school best friend, who likes to say I was her bully in elementary school lol, was someone that was extremely hard to let go of. Even though everyone was telling me I need to end this friendship, I wasn’t hearing it. To me, she was loyal and I knew she had my back and whenever I was with her there would be fun. After I graduated college, I began to see the difference; when her life was still party until 2 am, drink every time we go out and no real responsibilities, I knew it was time to separate. But, how could I let go of my high school best friend who’s always been there for me? It wasn’t easy, but had to be done.
Lately, I’ve been seeing these same hints in my life again. They may not be the party traits but the let go traits are there. These people in my life may have been in my life for a long time, but they may not be good for the direction of my life.
Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negative things! When I say this, I don’t mean just that gossip friend, I also mean that non supportive friend, complacent friend, that judgmental friend, one sided friend, and bad energy friend. Trust me the list can go on!
I don’t think anyone should feel bad about moving on or letting go of someone in your life when it has to do with the growth of yourself. Letting go doesn’t have to be anything dramatic or mean either, just an understanding that seasons come and go. Sometimes the purge is needed. So, go through your cell phone and delete those numbers that haven’t been used in years.
Are you sure you want to delete this contact? YES!
“You aren’t growing if you aren’t losing friends.” – Unknown
Until next time cravers!