Standing in the middle of these far-reaching steps,
This climb has drained me, not that you’d guess,
I need to keep going, surely, I must finish,
But I’ve changed inside, my heart’s no longer in it!
Why do I stay for perpetuity’s sake?
My soul withers more, with each step that I take!
I turn ‘round and run all the way to the ground,
“I’m free!” and soon after, my true path is found.
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I’m sure we’ve all had times in our lives, where we kept pursuing something that did not benefit us, at all, or anywhere near what we thought it would when we began investing in it, yet we continued with it for a long time, because we were sold on the idea of it, not what transpired.
I can think of several I’ve experienced, such as relationships that I gave my all to, but saw no reciprocation or growth; the pursuit and attainment of my Degree, which ended up serving me very little; jobs where I continually outshone most of my colleagues, yet only received minuscule appreciation and empty promises from my Boss.
Quite frankly, most of my life I’ve felt misunderstood, under-appreciated, and have often found myself caught up in investing in things that did not even remotely deserve my efforts, dedication, skills, heart, trust, time, passion or attention.
This did not deflate my ability to hope though, I knew I’d eventually see better days, but I also realised that these one-sided pursuits were lost causes. It was not a reflection of my worth or ability, however, the lessons this process bestowed me with, helped mould the confident person you see today!
It is okay to cut your losses, if it can’t be fixed and doesn’t serve you, find freedom in moving on.
Love and Respect always,
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