You’ve heard that before, right?
People are in your life for
This friend, she’s a friend for this season, and when the season’s over, it’s just like Spring turning to Summer. Fall to winter. No biggie. Move on. That friend, just for a reason, this conference.
The end. No harm done, we move on to the next part of our lives.
And then social media comes in and mucks that all up.
It rolls on in and says, nope!
EVERYONE’S FOR LIFE
And if they aren’t for life,
they obviously HATE you.
And if they ARE for life,
LORD BLESS US,
we’re dragging everyone along with us forever.
I can’t help but think that all these people from my past might be a drag on my forward trajectory.
Pulling me back with past regrets,
pulling down the focus from my
Hello, vendor from a past business relationship, eager to sell to me, time and time again, hello, high school can’t-remember-if-friend-or-enemy-or-probably-somewhere-in-between, hello, one guy from that one conference that one time seven years ago.
Also, none of these people are you. It’s not about you.
(These are mere examples, plucked from the ether.)
Lifers, all of them.
So we have two options, pruning or continuing on.
I think pruning is the responsible decision.
Keep it focused,
keep it manageable,
keep it honest.
But I sure as hell don’t like being pruned. And I don’t suspect other people do either. And since we’re still evolving — we still need to accept the fact that sometimes people don’t want to get our updates forever. Like any editing, it’s totally personal, but not personal at all.
Since I’m rarely responsible, you’ll see me making the choice to continue on, dragging my past along with me, trying to adapt. I’ll be trying my darndest to remain nimble, bringing along everyone I’ve ever known from my past.
And who knows?
In the end, I may find that they’re lifting me up.