A few weeks ago there were 681 people on my friends list.
Tonight there are 314.
For the most part, I decided there is a difference between people I know and people I once knew. People I wanted to know, and people I *do* know.
I had a friend who once redrew the biblical story about the woman who looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. What’s made of salt? Tears are made of salt. Continually looking back at what was, instead of looking forward to what will come can turn you to stone . . . er . . . salt . . . if all you do is grieve what is behind.
Today I have bitten off all my fingernails (nasty habit, man I hate it), I have finished all the chocolate in the house, and I am on the last day of the year after getting my heart smashed up.
I am celebrating with the people who matter. I am celebrating by buying an obscene amount of lingerie. I am celebrating by planning an epic trip to NYC with a bestie.
I made it. I made it to here. If I could bring you all right here for a party, I would totally be the girl dancing on the table with the lampshade on her head.
Instead – here’s a toast from me to you – Damn I loves ya.
That really is a great un-friending! I’m very impressed. I’m always afraid I’ll decide to un-friend the wrong people. So they all just sit there clogging up my feed.
You inspired me, by the way. I unfriended someone who has been a terrible friend to me the past few years, and whose posts continuously make me feel like crap.
Honored to be one of your 314. xoxo
As the only person who has ever given me the courage to publicly deflower a manikin, you know we obviously have an unbreakable bond . . . and if you ever unfriend me, I will SO kick your ass. (Please do not unfriend me just so I have to come kick your ass.)
I would kill to be on that trip with you and Loter. Stupid pregnant no-fly rules.
And also, high five. I should really clean my friends list.
Love the analogy about salt/tears. Great example. I may get my list to under 100 by May Day, still. Thanks for the inspiration, and for keeping me as a friend. 🙂
So intrigued as to where your journey will take us, and happy to come along for the ride! Keep on living out loud… 🙂
You, lady, are phenomenal. xoxo fo realz
Rachel - A Southern Fairytale
<3 I needed to be reminded about not looking back.
Here's to you and all the happiness you have coming <3
karla porter archer
That is a fabulous analogy!
So happy that you are finding your ‘good place’. 🙂
Yay for you! Celebrate. You are doing more than surviving. So much more.
Love you…miss you! See you soon!!