The closing bell will play in the form of “Auld Lang Syne” on New Years Eve at the stoke of midnight.
When the song plays, where will you be? Great question as we’re in the final stretch of the race for the marathon of life closing the 2017 chapter. Some of us are leaving behind pain, heartbreak, disappointments and even a few people. Some of us are leaving behind joy, love, successes and still in the midst of happiness, we’re leaving behind some people.
It’s strange, isn’t it?
Leaving people behind doesn’t mean that it’s a dramatic occurrence. More likely than not, we’re all leaving someone behind us as we proceed forward from our previously cemented connection. Does it hurt? Yes, but if you’re able to take a step backwards and objectively observe the timeline of that relationship, you’re able to be grateful for the experience and memories with a positive attitude.
However, no amount of reflection can erase the initial pain from impact.
Sometimes the pain can be polarizing to the point of being unable to move out of it. The polarization can feel as though the world as you know it will cease to exist and it has and in a way, it has. The pain is what keeps you in that moment of only looking at the life you had instead of looking at the life that is ahead of you.
We have to learn to identify this as a seasonal change.
Every year we lose a few people in life much like the seasonal changes from fall, winter, spring and summer. The reason for the break can be from their expiration on this planet, their move away from you geographically, a break in love connection, or evolving past the place you and that connection had. Even if it’s a seasonal change that takes years to commence, it’s never fun or easy but once the season passes, it’s beautiful to see what will grow in that space instead.
Can I handle the seasons of my semi-charmed life?
As this year comes to an end, I’m grateful to leave behind the old as I set my intention to work towards the new. Evolution may hurt but I’m excited to see what the future holds for me, for I know that my higher power wouldn’t leave me hanging in my aspirations to grow, glow and go forward with an open heart and a mind full of glitter.
What about you?
When you set your intention towards 2018, I hope you know that no matter where you are in life or in love, there is something beautiful in store for you. You just have to believe it is and move forward knowing that you’ll get to your next season with gumption and grace.
With a pull on my heartstrings, I listen to this song and know it’s time to move on.
Just as the song “Auld Lang Syne” translates to “old long ago,” but essentially means “as times gone by” or “the good old days” I hope that you have solace in the time that has gone by and the good that you can see it in the moments of the past as you prepare for your future.