I want you to know that I haven’t abandoned you. Some of you have changed, and some of you have been put away. Some have been achieved and filed as successes, or failed in glorious attempts. But all of you were important once, and will always be a part of me, like old friends lost to time.
Some of you I hold dear still, check in with, think about when work is slow and the rain comes down, and my soup is perfect. I haven’t let you go, I haven’t abandoned you, I have prioritized you- balanced the past and the present and the future with the reality of adulthood and obligations, and the fact that money doesnt grow on trees. Some of you I’ve bent and reshaped until you don’t recognize yourself, but I still see you I still love you I still dream of you.
And some of you are new, shiny and bright and stirring trouble with the others, and that’s okay too. You will join them and together you will propel me forward in my life- in this life filled with all the things that can drag a girl down, into the mundane task of living. And so, when you look at you, remember to smile, remember to glean, remember that you are as important to me as I am to you.
And once in a while, when one of you comes true- remind me to rejoice in you. For we are old friends, and we have done great things, and that, is what matters.
XOXO Sarah Mae