Things change everyday. Little moments here and there. So small that we don't even notice them.
But then there are the big changes. Those momentous decisions that actually change who you are. It's hard. It's scary. But you step forward, hope for the best, and move forward.
Going forward is hard. At first you just go through the motions as you determine if the decision you made was right. And then those changes come to life. You begin to see a difference in yourself. You begin to feel stronger. You begin to believe in yourself again. You begin to believe that things are going to be ok.
But there are casualties. There are those who can't or won't move forward with you. It's unfair, in their eyes, that you changed the game. You are no longer the same person you were. You now have different expectations and different boundaries. And while you know the changes are for the best, these people try to hold you back.
And so, there becomes a point in time where you have to become selfish. You don't want to hurt others, but being held back hurts you. You keep communicating. You keep trying to help them understand. You give them time. But you have to be true to yourself.