Youre Allowed To Leave
“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. Mo Willems.
Youre allowed to leave any story you dont find yourself in. Youre allowed to leave any story you dont yourself in.
Youre allowed to leave a city that has dimmed your light instead of making you shine brighter, youre allowed to pack all your bags and start over somewhere else and youre allowed to redefine the of your life.
Youre allowed to quit the job you hate even if the world tells you not to and youre allowed to search for something that makes you look forward to tomorrow and to the rest of your life.
Youre allowed to leave someone you love if theyre treating you poorly, youre allowed to put yourself first if youre settling and youre allowed to walk away when youve tried over and over again butnothing has changed.
Youre allowed to let toxic friends go, youre allowed to surround yourself with love, and people who encourage and nurture you. Youre allowed to pick the kind of you need in your life.
Youre allowed to forgive yourself for your biggest and smallestmistakes and youre allowed to be kind to yourself, youre allowed to look in the mirror and actually the person you see.
Youre allowed to set yourself free from your own expectations.
We sometimes look at leaving as a bad thing or associate it with giving up or quitting, but sometimes leaving is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Leaving allows you to change directions, to start over, to rediscover yourself and the world. Leaving sometimes saves you from staying stuck in the wrong place with the wrong people.
Leaving opens a new door for change, growth, opportunities and
You always have thechoice to leave until you find where you belong and what makes you happy.
Youre even allowed to leave the old behind and reinvent yourself.
Rania Naim is a poet and author of the new book , available here.