I hate the loss of relationships, even the ones that are unhealthy for me. You spend time, months, even years working on building something that you believe will last a life time. And then one day, through trial, error and deception everything that was this intimate, secure foundation is obliterated before your very eyes and you suddenly find yourself standing in a heap of rubble and desolation. If war is hell, then the destruction of a loving relationship is the first door leading to the waiting room of Hades. Cursed be the disillusionment of a lonely heart.
Do not look behind you. There are no rear view mirrors in this life. No one is going to remember that you once owned an advertising agency, published a book, had a successful morning radio show, sold your own real estate, or wrote a memoir. No one cares what you did yesterday, neither should you. Take a moment and grieve your losses, shed a few tears if you must. Then wipe your eyes, wash your face, and put aside all of the old injustices. All they do is collect dust, and get in the way of the important things in your life – the things that you should be focusing on right now. Focus on today and the great things that you are going to accomplish. There are no more yesterdays, and tomorrow may never even get here. None of us on this earth are promised the next five minutes. Right now is the only time you have, and you are the only person you have to rely on.
Buffington, Lisa J. (2012-07-10). The Black Bear Diaries (Kindle Locations 201-217). . Kindle Edition.
Taken from Chapter 3 of “The Black Bear Diaries”