Day 293: saying goodbye is the hardest part

20 Oct

It’s always hard for me to say goodbye—to friends, to family, to new acquaintances, doesn’t matter, I feel the same.

I always find myself in between that we-just-hugged-three-times-but-I’m-not-ready-to-turn-around-and-go yet.

Leaving is the hardest part — and so it was today leaving a peaceful and serene spa resort.

It’s hard to believe a year ago I sat out on that dock and made my promise not to shop for shoes or clothes for an entire year.  I have learned so much, tried so many new things and most important I have realized that I already have what I need.

So, in saying goodbye today, I remembered what I have always known deep in my heart: goodbyes are just the first step to something else.

We are now officially in the homestretch.
72 more days to go.

4 Responses to “Day 293: saying goodbye is the hardest part”

  1. Sally Graves October 21, 2011 at 12:08 AM #

    Jaime – do you know that in most Native American languages there is no word for good-bye? So it is always left as I will see you again, whether in this lifetime or another 🙂

    • Jamie October 21, 2011 at 10:35 AM #

      Thank you for the reminder Sally, I really love that concept and that there are no words in Native American language for goodbye. It’s beautiful.

  2. Sheryl K. October 21, 2011 at 9:08 AM #

    I never feel like I am saying goodbye to you. I always know you’ll be back or I’ll be back!

    • Jamie October 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM #

      Ah, thank you Sheryl! And, here’s to the next time I see you again!! xoxo

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