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Choosing to Walk Away

It is an amazing feeling to come to the realization that some things are just not meant for us. Whether they are prohibiting us from moving forward and reaching our goals, or they hinder us from being our true selves, walking away from things that are not meant for us allows us to grow into the best us we can possibly be.

In my personal experiences, the number one thing I’ve had to walk away from after realizing that they were holding me back were toxic relationships. Whether they were romantic ones or ones with friends, any ones I walked away from were hard. It is often difficult to leave something that you have become used to, but I knew that it was all for the better.

What things have you had to walk away from in your life because you knew they were not doing you any good?

2 Replies to “Choosing to Walk Away”

  1. Courtney says:

    This is wonderful, Luz. I actually really needed to read this…sometimes I need reminding. Toxic relationships are so difficult to walk away from and I often find myself falling back to the same toxic people when I’ve found relief from them. I’ve literally had to detox from another human being before, physically being separated from another and wanting to be with them knowing they are still so unhealthy for me. This even goes beyond romantic relationships…living in active addiction, and even in recovery, I’ve met many people over the years who are wonderful people until we decide to make poor choices together. 2 storms destroy really really quick.

    Anyways, when the pain becomes great enough, we become willing. I am really working on putting myself first. Making sure my life and my recovery are number one and not allowing anyone to come before that, no matter what feelings come up.

    Thank you!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Luz

    This is a great topic. We all have at least one time in our lives in which we need to walk away from something for the better of our own well being. As most of you know from my other posts I struggled with drug addiction for about a year. In that time I made a lot of friends who I used with. After being friends with them for a long period of time you build a bond wit these people and It is hard to walk away from them. Eventually I discontinued seeing them. It wasn’t easy but I did it and I was able to focus on my recovery. I still miss them and wonder how they are doing but I know that If I want to rebuild my life back I need to stay away from them and make healthier friendships, which I have by going to NA meetings. As I did that I realized that my NA buddies were more loyal then the people I used with.
    So thank you for posting this Luz and I’m happy both you and Courtney are made the right choices as well.

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