Today I officially said goodbye to my past. After many years of being stuck at the crossroads above, both physically and mentally, I’ve decided to leave the past behind. It was on the corner shown in the picture above that many memories with my ex-husband occurred. It was where we used to part ways when walking home from school and where we would meet each other in our younger years. It also came to be the location where he haphazardly proposed to me late one night.
Nowadays, that location is the reason I dread going home. Living in a small town I would constantly see things that remind me of the years him and I spent on again and off again. From the day I walked out of the courthouse after our divorce became final until now I have been unable to drive past the intersection. It wasn’t until recently that I came to grips with just how much this has been affecting my life.
As of today I have decided to not let my past keep me from fearing everything that stands before me in the future. I will no longer stand at the crossroads of the moments of my life. Today I waved goodbye to my past and all the crappy memories that were a part of it. The invitations went into the mail for our wedding this November and I will no longer feel sorrow for the marriage I once was chained to. It’s time to move forward and there’s no day like today to start new.