There comes to a point in every person's life where he or she must learn to let go. It's so hard to do so, we learn at a very young age to hang on. Try teaching yourself to forget how to walk. You can't -- it's something that once learned, stays with you.

Yet letting go is something that everyone must do. Our lives are constantly filled with changes, to never let go is to always deny these changes. To deny these changes makes us unable to adapt.

Now it is my turn to let go. I've never wanted to do this, but if I don't, we will never go anywhere, we will never accomplish anything. We will never be happy if we stay like this. I tried my hardest to make things work, but I knew that they never could. I was holding onto something that wasn't there. So were you. I'm sorry.

I'm sorry that it had to be this way. I never wanted anything more than to hold you and not let go. But I can't. The longer I hold on, the more it will hurt. The more pain we will be in. This is going to hurt me more than it is going to hurt you. But the pain is fleeting. We will find others. We will learn, laugh, grow, even if we cannot do it together. This is going to hurt me more than it is going to hurt you. It's a hard journey, but in the end, that's what life is about. Not the destination, but the journey.

We had our memories. I will never forget them. But I will let go. You must do the same.

*inspired by a breakup I had a few months ago