If You Ever Find Yourself in the Wrong Story, Leave

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” ― Mo Willems.

A girlfriend of mine sent me this article and it has provided so much strength for me during these recent times.  Earlier this year I left an 8 year long relationship and the father of my baby.  It is been the hardest thing I have ever experienced in my freakin life.  My strength has not been tested like this since child birth.  IF you are in the process of any rebirth of any kind, this article will give you light.  Above is a new art print that goes along with my Warrior Woman series and will be available as an 8x10 archival art print in October when I launch 2016 Fall/Winter.  Here is the article:

You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t find yourself in. You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t love yourself in.
You’re allowed to leave a city that has dimmed your light instead of making you shine brighter, you’re allowed to pack all your bags and start over somewhere else and you’re allowed to redefine the meaning of your life.
You’re allowed to quit the job you hate even if the world tells you not to and you’re allowed to search for something that makes you look forward to tomorrow and to the rest of your life.
You’re allowed to leave someone you love if they’re treating you poorly, you’re allowed to put yourself first if you’re settling and you’re allowed to walk away when you’ve tried over and over again but nothing has changed.
You’re allowed to let toxic friends go, you’re allowed to surround yourself with love, and people who encourage and nurture you. You’re allowed to pick the kind of energy you need in your life.
You’re allowed to forgive yourself for your biggest and smallest mistakes and you’re allowed to be kind to yourself, you’re allowed to look in the mirror and actually like the person you see.
We sometimes look at leaving as a bad thing or associate it with giving up or quitting, but sometimes leaving is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Leaving allows you to change directions, to start over, to rediscover yourself and the world. Leaving sometimes saves you from staying stuck in the wrong place with the wrong people.
Leaving opens a new door for change, growth, opportunities andredemption.
You always have the choice to leave until you find where you belong and what makes you happy.

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