Who said moving on was easy?
Well that person lied and told the truth too.
It depends on what you’re moving on from
Though it’s never been easy opting out
It’s still easy snapping out and starting again.
When we move on though,
We cry, sulk, lose the energy, develop some traits
Yes, I became an Island once– on my own
The second time, I made new friends– lots of ‘em
Another period, I treaded carefully– but hated it
Moving on is easy and not as easy as it seems.
If it was toxic, unhealthy, unstable and draining
You lose a part of you that is now comfortable with unhealthy
You build walls, secure the gates, guard up more and isolate
Hiding in all of that armor is a you that wants to loosen up, but can’t.
It’s okay to be afraid
It’s okay to build those walls
It’s okay to shut the gates
It’s okay to raise the red card
What’s not okay is how long that’ll last
What’s not okay is what you do during your lockdown
What’s not okay is the perspective you build and generalize
What’s not okay is you not trying to heal
What’s not okay is you not taking the lessons
What’s not okay is you not learning and unlearning
What is okay is you being you again.
It’s hard to move on again
Even harder to leave your comfort zone
But let go of the past and hurt first.
Talk about it, cry, feel bad, beat up yourself, but heal.
This time, get up, clean up and sit up
It’s okay to stay in and not step out yet
It’s okay to be careful with the next
But be yourself, relax, be free and breathe
Most of all, communicate everything you couldn’t
Most of all, be yourself without lies
Most of all, give room for growth
Most of all, breathe and take a step.
Yes, baby steps, pause and breathe…
But step outside the walls and enjoy the green
Move on and make memories of the horizon.
Remember, baby steps…