The Graceful Exit

This past year has been a wonderful roller coaster of new experiences and excitement. From teaching in China for a year, traveling throughout Asia, and moving back home to Boston and spending time with family and friends to road tripping with my best friend across the country to my new home in Austin, it's been a whirlwind of an adventure. I quickly realized that with each new experience and opportunity came some difficult goodbyes. I had to really work on transitioning and appreciating it all for what it was. A friend shared this quote and it really resonates with me. I think it could apply to a variety of situations and hope to spread the positivity of each "graceful exit."

There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or importance in our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry that we are moving on, rather than out. We own what we learned back there. The experiences and growth are grafted onto our lives. And when we exit, we can take ourselves along... quite gracefully.
— Ellen Goodman
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