A letter to...the one that walked away.
First off, thank you. You taught me things that I should have known, but had to face to fully understand. I should have known to trust actions over words. I should have known that when things didn’t feel quite right that maybe we should have ended it sooner, but I ignored it because you seemed to check off all the right boxes. I learned that just because someone looks good on paper, it doesn’t mean that you will be compatible. I’m sorry that things didn’t work out, but I don’t regret a single second. I don’t regret being supportive and caring and open. I don’t regret developing relationships with your friends and family and trying to make you happy by doing so. I don’t regret following you blindly into new experiences and stepping so far out of my comfort zone. I don’t regret trying to make you happy and wanting to please you in an attempt to make you see how amazing I am. I don’t regret inviting you into my world, even though you walked out of it like it never mattered. I don’t regret it because I learned. I was changed. I grew. I’m glad that you introduced me to new things and new people. I’m glad that we shared the experiences we did and that we were able to make each other feel something for a short while. I’m glad that we tried, even though it left us here.
Everything happens for a reason and the people that cross our paths leave us with gifts and they leave us with lessons. So thank you. For sharing, for teaching, and for leaving when you did. Thank you for not dragging out the inevitable. Thank you for challenging me and changing me. I’m stronger, happier, and braver because of it. I hope that you found that our short time together was not wasted and that you learned a few things also. I hope you learned there are good people in this word who want nothing but your time and attention. I hope you learned that there are people that do want to care for others and brighten their day simply because that is how they are and they do so without expectation. Most importantly I hope that I was a good example of both. We leave each other with lessons, with memories, and with the hopes of finding the right fit, which inevitably we were not. Good luck, goodbye, and I wish you the best.