Do you ever cling to the way things used to be? Do you suffer needlessly because you have a hard time letting go and accepting things as they are?
Today’s doodle was really poignant for me. It had two potential meanings.
One, was that I have been clinging to the way things used to be, and that has been causing me a lot of pain. In the image, the woman you can see the back of is the current version of me, and the image that is obscured is the old image of me. I’ve been suffering a lot lately because I keep comparing myself to that old version, and somehow I keep feeling I’ve fallen short.
The second interpretation of the image on the left is that it represents a person who has disappeared from my life—someone I used to spend lots of time with. This was someone who used to stand by my side, and I really miss this person.
Today’s Journal Excerpt
Life has been a bit like a sine wave. Up and down. Up and down.
My guess is, I don’t suffer alone with this issue! =) So many times in life we don’t really feel we have someone to talk to, or we try to talk to someone yet they can’t really be there for us in our pain. They either have problems of their own and can’t support our sorrows, or they just don’t know how to be present when another person is hurting (likely because they aren’t present for their own hurting).
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