Just because something, or someone, isn’t available to you right now, doesn’t mean the desires and feelings aren’t valid.
It’s a moment of/for honest reflection and deep realization. Be grateful. Honor yourself (and what you value) instead of berating, abashing, abandoning, or otherwise negating what is essentially, powerfully, good. It’s a safe place to begin a new journey.
You have healed something integral to the next chapter of your life.
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