The Best Break-Up Letter Ever

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For anyone who's ever loved the right person at the wrong time...

My Darling,

For starters, I love you. And I probably always will. You have been an absolute blessing to me and I am so grateful to have met you. That will never change. I know that we need this time apart to find out what we truly want and to essentially find ourselves again -- that doesn't make it any easier unfortunately.

My only hope is that in the process, you listen to your heart above your head. And I hope that you let that be your guide -- I'm positive that it will not lead  you astray. And choose personal happiness over the things in life that are not important, or as truly important as others. We are not granted tomorrow -- be the version of you that you would be proud of if today was your last day on Earth. I'm learning that this, too, will not lead you astray either. I want you to know that no matter the ups and the downs -- every morning I would wake up and be proud of the person I was when I was with you.

You changed me and it was for the better. That's why I fought so long and hard -- because I loved you but also because of what happiness you brought to my life. And I chose that. And I will continue to -- I want a life full of personal happiness. And I hope that for you as well. And because of the things I just said, I will continue to hope that perhaps this is in both of our futures, and ideally with one another.

A piece of advice I always give my friends going through break-ups is this: they aren't supposed to be easy. But they also aren't supposed to be unbearable. And the second the breakup becomes unbearable for too long, you've made a mistake. And regret is a bad thing to live with and pride can make smart people foolish. I sure hope you and I determine which that will be for us.

And I lastly hope that you find the inner strength and courage to get the "balls" (your words, not mine!) and move to a place that makes you truly happy and leave the rest to chance -- I truly do have all the faith in the world that you will land on two feet -- have a little faith yourself.

I'll end with these lyrics, "And I hope the sun shines, and it's a beautiful day, and something reminds you...you wish you had stayed."

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be. I love you.