If you ever find yourself in a situation that compromises who you are as a person you are allowed to leave.
It’s okay to let go of the people who hold you back, the people who only strive to pull you down when you’re trying to pick yourself up.
You’re 100% allowed to shut the door on relationships that tear you down. To leave lovers who no longer appreciate you. It’s okay to still love them but know that the two of you won’t work out.
Standing up for yourself and putting yourself first is alright.
It’s okay to recognize what it feels like to settle and never allow yourself to do it.
You’re allowed to walk away from family members. The idea that just because you’re blood means you always have to forgive them is an old notion.
Blood does not make you family and doesn’t require you to be miserable your entire life.
It’s okay to walk away from toxic friendships. The kind where you’re always put on the back burner when you’re convenient for them in their time of need but that gesture is never reciprocated.
You are more than allowed to find friends who welcome you with open arms.
It’s okay to wait until you find people who love you for who you are.
You can take a deep breath and realize you’re going to make mistakes, hell you’ll probably make a lot of them, but it is okay to make them as long as you learn from them.
It’s okay to forgive yourself for being human. You’re not perfect and anyone who tells you they are is delusional.
Quit the job that makes you hate your life. Do it without apologizing, just make sure you have a backup plan in mind. Life is too short to just wake up and hate your life automatically because of your job.
There are more out there if you try.
Be kind to yourself, you are only one person. Don’t apologize for waking up and loving yourself. Look in that mirror and find yourself beautiful.
It’s alright to just pack up and go. If the town you’re in is holding you back, sometimes starting over is your best route.
You are allowed to redefine the meaning and purpose of your life.
It’s okay to start over. It’s okay to give yourself a blank slate. Yeah it might be hard work and it’s not a simple process but that’s alright.
A story that doesn’t make you happy, that doesn’t help you grow, that doesn’t bring joy to your life, and doesn’t work for you anymore is one you don’t have to stay in.
Cut yourself a break once in awhile.
Whatever the situation may be, just remember that if your heart and head aren’t in it…
You are allowed to leave, so don’t let anyone stop you.
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