blog a day challenge: g…

G is for good riddance…

I was super busy yesterday with Easter parties, so I’m giving myself permission to write today instead.

Lately I’ve been trying to give myself permission to let people go. I’ve been trying to make the jump from constantly allowing myself to be in situations where I feel uncomfortable with the way I’m being treated, to realizing that I am allowed to make my own destiny and that I don’t have to be around people that I do not want to be around. It’s a hard thing to do, saying good riddance. I don’t like hurting feelings, but I also do not like getting my feelings hurt. I’m coming to terms with deleting people that I talk to on social networks, and removing unnecessary contention from people that I do not agree with or appreciate. Being constantly torn down is not something that I have to put up with, surrounding myself with people who love me and accept me is far more productive.

It’s not that I insist that everyone agree with me all the time, however, I do want my close circle, the circle I share my life with, to be a place where I feel safe and loved.

It’s something I’m working on. I’m mostly failing miserably, but someday I’m hoping I learn how to easily say goodbye and good riddance to the bad people in my life.