No more goodbyes

A friend mentioned to me a few days ago about some friends who were leaving town to pursue their careers, not knowing when they’ll be back again – if ever. It reminded me of the many trials we face as we attempt to harden ourselves as people over time.

If you asked me, having to say goodbye to people in your life is the hardest thing about growing up. As an adult, I can put up with a lot of shit that comes with age: a failing metabolism, taxes, career stress and money issues. But the one thing I can never seem to get over is seeing people come in and then come out of it for good. I guess the finality of it bothers me, though it doesn’t help that I seem to get attached to people far too easily.

I’ve seen some amazing people in my life appear during it. I’ve enjoyed their company, become captivated by their aura and then just like that they’ve moved on to the next town, leaving behind them a wake of sadness that they may never really understand from the other side.

Unfortunately for us, there will be many more goodbyes to come.

Posted: June 12th, 2013
Categories: Life, Randomness
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Comment from c - June 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I could not agree more. It sucks, but it also helps us to step back and take a look at our own situation. What we can do to improve it or simply learn to become stronger and better.

People walk out, it’s a part of life. But true friendships will always pick up where it is left off. And true friendships don’t stop friends from chasing their dreams. Or stop them from finding their dream.