Do you get to wonder how long it takes to change your life? What measure of time is enough to be life-altering? Is it six years like high school? Four years in college? Can your life change in a month or a week or a single day? We’re always in a hurry to grow up, to go places, to get ahead. But when you’re young, one hour can change everything.
Someone once said “Time heals all wounds” but what people don’t know is that those scars the wounds leave behind represent painful things that happen to us, which leave permanent marks. They don’t necessarily hurt anymore but they are always there as a reminder, as a memory and as time passes maybe the memory gets a little fussy.
We always have the scars to remind us it happened, that we lived through it, that we survived. And maybe I have some scars on me, but I feel like I’m now ready to leave my mark on the world.
Letting go of people or traditions is hard and it takes time because you invest so much in them. Letting go can be scary but it can also be liberating or even a center to your happiness. If you do not let go, you can find yourself in a dark place unable to kick your worst habits. Sometimes if we truly love someone, we have to be okay with letting go and in time healing sets in.