Thursday, 27 October 2016

Why Being Bitter Isn't Sweet.

This is a post that I have been wanting to write for a while now. But I've been contemplating what angle to hit it at. I have decided to take on a more personal level with this post, as I feel it's a personal topic, and what better thing to write about, than personal experience?

It's easy to say that letting go of bitterness has made me a much more comfortable and happy being. If you have read my previous post on 'Finding My Path To Personal Freedom' then you would know that I have been taking it upon myself to change my life for the better.
Obviously this is not an over night transition, and is much easier said than done. But step by step, day by day, I'm getting there.

So where did I start when it came to letting go of bitterness?

Well. Like most, I have an ex-boyfriend. Instantly, the word 'ex' is negative right? 

That's the immediate response to mentioning a previous girlfriend/boyfriend husband/wife.
I was fairly lucky. My 'ex' never actually did anything to potentially 'cause' the break up, yeah we had our faults and moments, but we just drifted apart, we became different people, with different ambitions.

But of course, the 'ex' negativity thing sat in place. It has taken me years, to come to realise that it is completely pointless! Why should we have to ignore one another in the pub?! Why should we have to feel uncomfortable? 

Currently, I am in a relationship of two years with my best friend, I am head over heels in love with him. Which, could possibly be a contributing factor towards coming over this bitterness. I never really had a reason to be bitter about splitting up, it was a mutual agreement, but being as happy as I am now, I feel I can actually discuss the situation and not be ridiculous about it. Because truth is, above everything else we were once very good friends. If there is none of that 'difficult' emotion left to deal with, then why can't we move on?
Since having caught up; we didn't meet up, but we have chatted over text ect. I feel like I have let that part of my life go, and I can fully move on with my life.

Bitterness is a burden people, the minute you let go of it, and realise that without it, you will feel a weight off your shoulders.

So there you have it, just a little thought for today.

Bitterness is not sweet.

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