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You’re Allowed

You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t find yourself in. You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t love yourself in.

You’re allowed to leave a city that has dimmed your light instead of making you shine brighter, you’re allowed to pack all your bags and start over somewhere else and you’re allowed to redefine the meaning of your life.

You’re allowed to quit the job you hate even if the world tells you not to and you’re allowed to search for something that makes you look forward to tomorrow and to the rest of your life.

You’re allowed to leave someone you love if they’re treating you poorly, you’re allowed to put yourself first if you’re settling and you’re allowed to walk away when you’ve tried over and over again but nothing has changed.

You’re allowed to let toxic friends go, you’re allowed to surround yourself with love, and people who encourage and nurture you. You’re allowed to pick the kind of energy you need in your life.

You’re allowed to forgive yourself for your biggest and smallest mistakes and you’re allowed to be kind to yourself, you’re allowed to look in the mirror and actually like the person you see.

You’re allowed to set yourself free from your own expectations.

We sometimes look at leaving as a bad thing or associate it with giving up or quitting, but sometimes leaving is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Leaving allows you to change directions, to start over, to rediscover yourself and the world. Leaving sometimes saves you from staying stuck in the wrong place with the wrong people.

Leaving opens a new door for change, growth, opportunities and redemption.

You always have the choice to leave until you find where you belong and what makes you happy.

You’re even allowed to leave the old you behind and reinvent yourself.

Author: Rania Naim

My response:

I am so glad I have moved, changed directions, I have walked away, I have done what fits me. Because when I walked away from the guy who wasn’t right for me I found me and I grew. When I loved me, the universe sent me a man beyond my wildest dreams.

I have the strength to not need a man or a job or a town to define me!

When I moved across country and started over with just 2 suitcases, my son was able to grow and thrive!

When I let go of the past and toxic people, I was able to see things clear and take care of what I knew I needed and my son needed.

Living a life that is not making you the best you is what is the failure. Walking away is a good thing if and only if it is a good thing for you. When you take care of you and allow yourself to grow that’s when the blessings begin.

I might be a free spirit and love to reinvent myself over and over again…but for the first time in my life I have found a man that loves me for me and compliments me. He is ok with the art of reinvention and now I have a partner in the changes life brings. He is not trying to change me or my life. He doesn’t need me to complete him either. But together as a couple we move forward. The art of allowing myself to let go has also shown me that I have found a man that completely allows my life to grow in a healthy direction. I am not scared of being a WE with him. I don’t worry that he will dim my light. I don’t have reservations about him on any level. We know that as a couple we have more growth, but it’s growth we desire together.

My life has been one of continuous change. I have moved and lived more life’s than most. My experiences are mine and make me who I am. The art of knowing that you’re allowed to leave, let go and forgive has made me strong and so I urge you to take time to re-evaluate your lifestyle, your location, your job and you. Make sure that you are the best you!

If you are not the best YOU that you can be I want to remind you – you are allowed….

Love your life! I know I officially can!

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