What feels like the end is actually the beginning.
Everything about a breakup feels permanent. When a face you got so used to seeing all the time is no longer around, it can be hard to handle.
Sometimes, it even feels impossible. Especially if the relationship was one of the more exciting things you had going on.
We’ve all been caught up in someone else to a point where we forget about ourselves.
Being with someone is exciting and can make you feel like you’re a part of something big and special. Relationships make you feel more confident, cared for and like you're on top of the world. They can also be very distracting, especially if there's a lot of drama.
Not to brag, but getting distracted by relationships is kind of my thing. I pay more attention to my S.O., and try to help them achieve their goals and in turn I completely lose sight of my own. And I sort of hate to say this out loud, but the end result is not totally worth the time and sleep I’ve lost.
Relationships are great, and I am by no means advocating banning them in order to find yourself.
While you should stay open to love, you should also be cautious.
Protect your time because it’s valuable, you feel me?
But the most important lessons are usually learned the hard way. So when those all-consuming kind of relationships end, the world can feel like dark, scary, lonely place.
In some cases, it can even feel like you starting over with a whole new life.
You can take those piano lessons. You can go back to college. You can plan for that backpacking trip across Europe.
This isn’t the end of your life. It’s the beginning.