There are some things in life we can’t hold on to any more.

We’ve all been there. There’s that one phrase that was said to

us that we hold in the tiniest crevice of our mind.

We use it to drive us to be better. We believe it will propel us in our darkest hour. And sometimes, it does.

However, there comes a time we must stop and assess what we are really using it

for. Perhaps that phrase that ignited a fire in you is now becoming a igniting a fire

that will destroy you. What may have comforted you in your darkest hour is now

the very thing keeping you in your darkest hour.

 

As young adults, there are a plethora of words that will be thrown at us. Some of

these words will be strung together to string you along and others will serve as

the noose that keeps the air from your lungs. In a time of “shade” and insults

tailored to look like compliments, you can have the thickest skin in the room, but

that doesn’t stop the voice stomping around in your soft mind.

 

Just like phrases, there are some people who have worn out their welcome in

your life. Think back to a time in your life when these people knew you better

than you knew yourself and you were content with that. But life is made up of

experiences and all of it is a reflection of time. Through time and experiences, you

change and so will the people around you. There are things in life that will hold

you back if you hold onto them.

 

Now is the time to judge the weight of your baggage you carry. Just like your

favorite shirt might not fit after a few years, the same is applicable to people.

Someone who once served as your closest friend may have gone down another

road and no matter what you do, there’s no resuscitating something that is

already dead. It’s not a terrible thing to walk away from anything or anyone.

Chances are, if you have tried everything to hold onto something, you probably

didn’t try to set it free.

 

The truth is, there are some things in life that are too heavy to hold on to. There

will come a time when you have to let go of the people and the things that you

once kept closer to your heart than your breast plate. Whether good or bad, it’s

time to breathe and begin the journey you were destined to take. Stop holding

back and holding on to irrelevant pain. When it comes to survival, remember: you

can’t take everything with you. Choose carefully.

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