Thursday, September 16, 2010

32-It Takes a Toll to Show You Care, It Takes a Whole to Make a Mountain

Sometimes the most obvious path in life is the hardest one to take. We make excuses, whether it be for ourselves or other people, and end up holding on to things that simply need to be let go. I'm going to borrow a quote from Mark Twain to make my point a bit easier:

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."

I have been holding on to a very toxic relationship for a very long time. Far longer than I would like to admit. I'm sure the gossip-mongers are going to assume they know who this is about, and that's fine, but please do not assume you know everything about me. But I digress. I finally took one of the biggest steps forwarding in getting this negative force out of my life, and as simple as it sounds, it took upwards of ten years for me to do: I finally spoke my mind. I was absolutely honest about everything that I felt and all the thoughts that had been floating around in my head. Getting everything off of my chest and out in the open makes me feel like a new woman. And in retrospect, I can't believe it was that simple. I wasn't expecting any great revelation from opening up and pouring everything out. I knew I would most likely get no response (which is the case, go figure), but that wasn't the point. The point was the get that negativity out of me. To clear it out of my soul and my life and quilt holding on to it and dwelling on it. Like I said, it's something that took me years to be able to finally do, but I'm glad that I did. I can't wait to see where I go from here.


  1. Coming from someone who was guilty of keeping toxic people around for too long when I was younger, GOOD FOR YOU! In more recent years (I'd minimum 4 years, at max 6 years) I've learned to speak my mind and to know when to let go of a toxic "friendship" or "relationship". It makes life so much easier, and the thing is...I still have a LOT of amazing friends who I love and trust completely! I'd rather have 10 friends like that than have those 10 plus 20 assholes who continuously treated me like shit.

  2. i feel like you're thinking more clearly now than you ever have in the time i've "known" you :)


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