Have you ever had a relationship you just had to let dissolve? You think everything is okay, but things aren’t? You don’t understand where things went off track, but now it seems you are at such difference places that the best thing to do is just to let it go. I am at one of those points right now, and it is going to cost me dearly. But it is something I must do.
I don’t usually air my personal pains publicly, but we sometimes need the support of others to get over what we are going through. And I don’t know anyone personally who goes through the pains we all go through professionally, so I write to get this off my chest and hopefully gain some relief through the shared experiences you may have.
Less is More
I don’t plan to get into too much detail as I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but it seems I’ve had to cut ties with a long-term business relationship. It was not easy, but we just couldn’t see eye to eye anymore, and trust had been lost. A significant argument ensued, and words were said that seem most likely cannot be taken back. But regardless, it seems we have chosen to go our separate ways, and it hurts because I called this person my friend after the long-term relationship we had built up.
Keep on Keeping On
I am not going to let it deter me from continuing on, it will scar me, but battle scars are part of our business sometimes. We are in it for the good and the bad. It is just hard because there are few people I let behind my curtain. It is for this reason I am the way that I am. If you know about me and I let you close, consider yourself privileged. This individual was all the way in.
I guess it happens at a decent time of year. The new year brings new beginnings. I can close doors and open new ones. I am getting ready to dive into edits for the final installment of my Little Reminders series, I hope to be picking back up with work, and I can refocus on my next writing endeavor. All in all, I give all things to God, and he sorts it out and gives me what I can handle. I trust in Him for all things and through all things. And this temporary setback will pass.
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