How Good Are Your Goodbyes?

a wave goodbye

a wave goodbye

Earlier this week, I learned that a favorite blog of mine, teamgloria, will be retired, so to speak.

In this “goodbye, gloria” post, the blog’s author and digital marketing phenom, Sophia Stuart, explains how she has decided to move on to the next chapter of her life — a chapter that cannot, to the disappointment of teamgloria fans like me, include future teamgloria posts.

Stuart’s announcement of the blog’s conclusion reminded me of the many crossroads that we all face in life — the countless times that we make starts and stops, and then changes in direction, as we write out the truth of our lives.

What about you? How have you handled your farewells so far? Do you find it easier to let go and walk on toward new horizons, or do transitions make you afraid and hesitant?

American songwriter Paul Simon once wrote that there are “50 ways to leave your lover.” The song’s title has always made me chuckle, but, the truth that lies behind the jest is the fact that there actually are at least 50 ways that one could leave a lover, a friend, a family member, a pet, a job or a career.

Often, though, individuals feel trapped by circumstance and view their available departure options as limited, when considering making exits of significance in their lifetimes.

Frankly speaking, goodbyes have never really been my cup of tea. I’m much more of a hello person.

But, let’s get back to you. How do you handle farewells, and how much good have you found in your goodbyes?

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