The Art Of Pushing Forward and Saying Goodbye


The two main themes of the last few weeks for me have been pushing forward and saying goodbye. Saying goodbye to someone or something is never a constant… sometimes we say goodbye till tomorrow, sometimes we say goodbye unknowingly and sometimes we say goodbye forever. Whereas pushing forward is an action, its definite, its something that may take great motivation but once we find it can be life changing. Some would say its odd to group these two together but now I think about it these two things must go hand in hand.

Saying goodbye is hard. This week I had to say goodbye to a beautiful soul who has been in my life as long as I can remember… it was not easy but through that struggle came something unexpected. It made me realise that it is the memories that matter and past events that we learn from and use to help us push forward. I have spoke about my Aunty Shirley being a massive motivation for me to keep achieving in life and this is no different.

Losing something and saying goodbye to anything whether that be a person or a chapter in life will always be difficult but it is how we push forward from that loss that really defines who we are as people. When leaving something behind I tend to think about the happy times, the things I have learned from it and what I will take with me on my next chapter. As people we have so many little parts of us that are unknowingly given to us by others. You must use who you are to your advantage… acknowledge the way you feel and do good, for yourselves and for others.

I would like to dedicate this post to my one and only, my hero, Joan (who I have always called Geoff’s Mum) you were such a bright light and you will keep shining in my heart forever in all that I do. The memories we have together and the love you had for me will be a constant motivation moving forward and I hope that I will forever make you proud in everything I do. I love you now and always.

Now reader, take a moment, and think of your motivations in life, the people that really help you get through everyday and every tough moment and thank them. Now, go make them proud.

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  1. Debbie says:

    That is so lovely Jake and so true xxxxx

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