by: Cody J. Elms
Dear Life as We Know It,
It’s been a minute hasn’t it?
Now we know what you’re thinking, “This is too soon. We need time.”
We agree. We truly do. It’s just that, well…We’ve had some time to process everything that happened between us, and you know, things just ended so abruptly that so much was left unsaid. Maybe that is a good thing. Sometimes just walking away is better than trying to work things out. Like ripping off a Band-Aid. Let’s face it, we all hate change, but this could be the best way forward.
Either way, it hasn’t been so easy on our end now that we are without you. We know we had some good times, but even the bad times, they really don’t seem so bad in hindsight.
Like, remember that time that everyone was eating Tide Pods? Wow! That was crazy! We thought, “How could it get any worse than this?”
Damn, what we would give to see a new video of someone eating a Tide Pod and know that that is the worst thing we’d see all day.
Anywhoozle, the real reason we are writing you is because we need to come to terms with reality. It’s been quiet here. People are a bit scared, and unlike before, they don’t have you to comfort or distract them. We know we agreed to it, we had to, but you taking sports, restaurants, and movie theaters with you has really left a void. We are not so sure we’ll ever be the same. Now perhaps we are being a bit dramatic. It’s been known to happen. We just never imagined a world without you in it.
Reflecting however, we have realized that there’s a chance that we could have, possible, in a way, taken advantage of you. We know, we know. “Let’s not dwell on the past,” but come on…don’t act like you weren’t thinking it too.
We fought over minor obstacles you threw at us, we got upset with each other over insignificant events, and quite frankly, we prioritized ourselves throughout our entire relationship. We’ll say it, we were selfish, narcissistic, spoiled partners. We didn’t deserve you.
So here we are, facing the future not knowing if we’ll ever be able to go back to the way it was. We understand we are calling this a break, but we know how breaks usually end. We don’t mean to be pessimistic, just that we are now coming to grips with what giving you up truly meant.
We do think there are some positives for us personally from all of this, if you care to hear them.
We have learned how valuable our often-overlooked commodities are. We understand now that we were probably moving too fast for our own good, and that although we don’t wish to be halted longer than we have to be, we might just move a little slower, take in a little more of life, and accept the world we are given as opposed to fighting for one we may never achieve. The grass is often times not greener, and right now, we seem to have no grass at all. So, it is up to us to plant the seeds in the empty field where we stand, and hope that as we watch it grow this time, we don’t rush to the fence in envy.
Life as We Know It, you have presented us with an opportunity that we promise this time we will not let go to waste.
Until we speak again, good luck and farewell.