I recently had to say goodbye to a very good friend of mine because I hit the road from Boston and drove down to settle in Austin for a bit. My girl Molly (who I solely refer to as Dolly) has been a huge part of my summer and such a rock for me this past year. She's been a big supporter and helped me a lot with publishing my website. We've had many heart to hearts in the past few months - mainly about our recent transitions, growing up and self reflection. She said the following to me and I asked her to write it down so I could share it with others.
Her reflection on how acknowledging your feelings is the best way to deal with them really resonates with me. Let those feelings be as they are and teach yourself to let go what is out of your control. That doesn't mean that you won't be sad or hurt or disappointed, but it means that you know that it will end up working itself out. Thanks for the wisdom, Doll.