I got a friend to do this piece. I must say, I couldn’t have done it better.
When I first met you twelve months ago, I had thought this love affair was going to be the best ever. I had hopes, dreams, aspirations, desires and needs. I had requirements to fulfill, expectations to accomplish, deadlines to meet up with and I was so sure the love affair between us would automatically make it all work. I had thought the love you had for me will make you see to it that all is accomplished with you and in you.
Indeed you were a friend and confidant. With you, I soared like an eagle, discovering my purpose and accomplishing certain things I never thought possible. But, the things that seemed like I wanted and needed the most, you withheld from me.
I must have forgotten the power to achieve is not in or with the you but with God.
I am not going to complain about the things I couldn’t do with you. Things like “I didn’t get admitted into the university“, “I didn’t get a wife“, “I didn’t get a husband“, “I didn’t get a child“, “I didn’t buy a car, build a house” blah blah blah.
I am simply going to drop them with you and hold on to the fact that I had an amazing life filled with love from family and friends, God’s goodness and faithfulness. I have friends to be thankful for, testimonies to share, memories to hold on to, lessons learnt from experiences and beautiful flashbacks that remind me I had an affair with you. (but I have to MOVE ON)
And, I am not apologetic about having to MOVE ON. I must say I am privileged to have met you, come in contact with you and build this relationship with you, but I am not sorry I have to let you go.
mehn, I hope this doesn’t go into the Chronicles of Heartbreaks.
I am grateful for every mistake made in 2014, because I have learnt how not to do certain things, how not to go about making certain decisions, how not to react to certain issues and how to handle certain situations.
Life has been beautiful and meaningful with you, 2014 (and I mean it). I got awards, made it through leadership, pressure at work and pressure from family. Through it all, you stood for me and by me. For this I am whole heartedly grateful.
You gave me friends that light up my world, relationships that led beyond the altar, with you I got positions I didn’t know I could attain, you gave me ideas and dreams to keep keeping on, you taught me how and why not to give up even after the 11th hour. (Yeah, ‘cos there is always a 12th hour after every 11th hour 😉 )
So as I step out into this new relationship with this new found love, 2015, I step out as a better person who has been through high and low, hills and valleys with 2014 and has emerged with shoulders straight and head held high, walking confidently and majestically, leaving behind the anger and frustration of what I could have done but didn’t do, leaving behind the thought of opportunities which never showed up or showed up and I didn’t take advantage of. I am leaving behind broken marriage and relationship, abusers and victimizers. I am leaving behind all excesses and stepping out with only that which is important;
God, Love, Family, Friends, Purpose
It was nice knowing you, I sincerely appreciate you but it’s time to move on. I loved every second with you but I will cherish my every moment with 2015. For me, its bye forever.
Written By: Monioro Eseoghene Ebiyemi (MEE)
That’s right people. It’s time to MOVE ON. Let me end with this piece.
The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.
See you all in 2015.