It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

Do you find it hard to say goodbye? I do.

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Lately, there are so many changes happening, and with those changes, goodbyes.

The changes are occurring on my job and where I live. I’m having to say goodbye to people I have known for a long while.

I’m not good with changes or goodbyes.

In the days ahead, I’m going to have to say goodbye to a number of people I care about, from co-workers to neighbors.

No, I’m not going anywhere, they are. I’m happy for them, but sad for me.

Change always unsettles me, it challenges my stability. It makes me feel insecure. Especially when I am unaware of what’s to come, the unknown.

There are times when we are forced to say goodbye to people we care about, whether it is for our own mental/emotional health or the inevitable, death.

Those final goodbyes are the hardest.

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2013 has been riddled with change and goodbyes. I’m trying hard to cope, but deep down, I am preoccupied with it all and what’s to come.

I realize we have no control over what the future holds, we only have today, the moment. But in times like this, I seem to allow the moment to be robbed by worry and anxiety.

I know this is something I personally struggle with.

When something is good, I don’t want it to change. I want it to stay the same forever.

There are some that say change is good. I wish I had that perspective. I would get up every morning embracing the day without fear or reservation.

Unfortunately, that’s not how I get up every day. I get up to a torrent of worry. This is my reality, my personal nightmare. With so much change and upheavel, it’s really challenging me in ways I didn’t think possible.

Perhaps in the end, it will all be for the best. Hopefully this upheaval of change will stretch my character and hopefully, my faith. Only time will tell.

How do you handle changes or saying goodbye? Is this something you struggle with too?

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4 Comments

  1. Posted August 16, 2013 at 9:56 am by Katie Axelson | Permalink

    We wrote about the same thing today…

    • Posted August 16, 2013 at 11:20 am by Pilar Arsenec | Permalink

      Wow, that is something. I have been struggling to write lately. I wrote this post yesterday after sitting with my feelings on what has been going on. I will go visit your blog and read what you wrote. :)

  2. Posted August 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm by Christa Sterken | Permalink

    I have written about that a few times, you are hitting a topic that so many will relate to today. saying goodbye is hard, I always wondered if it is hardest for the ones leaving (usually us) or the ones left behind

    • Posted August 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm by Pilar Arsenec | Permalink

      That is a good question, Christa. I’m not sure. I think it would be equally hard depending on the circumstance or reason for leaving or staying behind.

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