I am sad to report that this post is not about The Sound of Music. Although that is am excellent film.
This post is about saying goodbye.
Goodbyes can be the most brutal things a person can ever experience.
I for one can hardly do it, yet just yesterday i had to say goodbye to my very best friend. I had been bracing myself for this since June when i found out she was going to be leaving me for a bible school in Sweden. For 6 months. Needless to say i wasn’t as supportive as i could have been. Bad Jen. Selfish Jen. Shame.
So during the summer we spent as much time as we could together and it was a blast. As August ended the impending goodbye was all i could think about and it was hard to do anything without me thinking this will be the last time we do this for a long time. It was sad.
I bought her fluffy towels and wrote her a whole bunch of letters, and it turns out she did the same for me. Minus the towels. We both wrote each other a bunch of letters with instructions to open them at certain times. So sweet
Well the day finally came and i was dreading it. We said goodbye and hugged it out, i was being shockingly strong through the whole thing. And then she pulled out of my driveway and i sobbed for 45 minutes and then cried all the way to school.
Heartbreak and despair.
Only after that completely dramatic episode i had realized that i can skype her and whatever, so i should probably settle down.
I was probably being unbelievably over dramatic but i hate saying goodbye. When i leave my dog for more than 1 night i cry. Every time. I am super pathetic.
What can i say? I love too much.
Even though they usually suck make sure you don’t take advantage of them because i know all too well about not being given the chance to say goodbye, and i would rather humiliate myself in a dramatic goodbye than not having one at all.