"Anyone can slay a dragon. . .but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero." - BRIAN ANDREAS
We have all been in a place in our lives when we recognize the inevitable truth: It is time to move on.
Whether it's a job that's no longer fulfilling, a partner who's no longer willing, or any kind of situation that leaves you wanting, it's not something that is feeding your soul. Which means, as gut wrenching as it feels, that it's time to move on.
When the spouse spends one more night on the couch, the co-worker gets one more promotion that you should have been given, the Bumble date is late one more night, it's time to move on.
When you've had one too many drinks that compromise your safety, when your faith in an establishment is shaken again, when your dear friend "missed" your call one call too many, it's time to move on.
When your nascent love is rejected, when your hope in a new boss is unfounded, when the leader of your faith congregation is uncertain, it's time to move on.
Sometimes, it's exactly when your heart is breaking and your hope is failing and your mind is challenged and your soul is fighting to stay strong that you realize - it's not only time to move on, but moving on is the only option.
Moving on can mean healing, and new opportunities, and renewed hope. But it's never easy.
And then Spring arrives.
Possibilities arrive in this fecund season, promising hope, and life, and - dare we say - love. We hold our faces to the sun, and wait for the growth, for the flowering, for the movement of life, and the dewy grass of each new day.