Know Your Circle

Usually I try to post positive messages, reminders to look on the bright side, to search for the light at the end of the tunnel, because that’s how I’m trying to live my life these days. But everyone has a bad day/s here and there, right?

Yesterday I came across this photo/quote right before I learned someone had been “drilling in my boat”. Honestly, I wasn’t completely surprised because I know this person is usually self-absorbed. But this person is also my parent and is supposed to be concerned with my feelings.

So to find out something like spreading my grandmother’s ashes was done behind my back without giving me the opportunity to participate (something I had made clear I wanted to be a part of)…well, to say I felt heartbroken would be an understatement.

I think perhaps that is why I saw this photo yesterday before I learned what had happened. It was a reminder to “Know My Circle”. And unfortunately sometimes, for some of us, even our own family relationships can become toxic relationships. These relationships can be the most difficult to navigate and also the most painful to let go of for our own good. I know they are for me.

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