You never know who’s going to leave and who’s going to stay. Sometimes the people that you thought would always be there leave unexpectedly, and sometimes you’re surprised by those who stay.
My heart is breaking. It has been brought to my attention that I have been being slandered by former friends and friendly acquaintances. Oh, the joys of dealing with gossip?!
Certain recent experiences have caused me to realize that a lot of the stress and discomfort that I have felt in my adult life is a direct result of my not recognizing and accepting who I am and how I was designed to interface with the world as empathic, deeply emotional person, learning how to live within this reality without becoming utterly overwhelmed while becoming and being the friend on whom those who are hurting can rely.
I mark this weekend as the close of a particularly painful period of my life. What began a year ago with a performance at a community theater has come full circle with another, bookending some of the greatest hurt and betrayal I have ever felt in my adult life. It’s sad and a little disheartening when a darker chapter of our life closes without full resolution in some areas or with some people but hopefully we can rest in the understanding that it’s time to move on to new and better things and that we have learnt and grown from the experience. I do and I have.