This is #40 of 40 Things I’ve Learned In 40 Years. To see a list of these short daily writings, click here.
There are moments when closure occurs. Many of these moments are relatively inconsequential – like the closing of this 40 Things I’ve Learned In 40 Years series. But some of the moments of closure are life changing. . . Divorce. Bankruptcy. The death of a close family member or friend. And saying goodbye can be difficult.
But when the time comes, when all other alternatives have been expended, when you know that it must be done. . . Say good bye.
It is that simple. But as I’m fond of saying in the fitness realm. . . simple does not mean easy.
Burn the bridge. Cut the cord. Delete their number from your phone. What ever metaphor or real action that must take place for closure, do it. Say good bye. And mean it.
Many thanks to everyone who followed this 40 Things I’ve Learned In 40 Years series. It had its high points (Soldiers March, Warriors Dance was by far the most popular post). But allow me to be honest – it had more downs. Posting every day for 40 days is bound to lead to bouts of mediocrity and given the opportunity to repeat the exercise I would graciously refuse. But I would not have the presence to pass on the hypothetical future opportunity but for engaging in this writing experience for the past 40 days. So again, my sincere thanks to those of you who took this journey with me.
So what happens next? What happens next is a short break. I will not be posting again to this blog until the new year. When I resume posting I have two courses of action planned: