The Great Life Purge

Happy 2011 y'all! I hope your new year started on a great note. I've been in Atlanta, enjoying life & bringing in my 2011 with some excitement. This won't be a recap post (sorry!) but I do want to discuss something else that has become apparent to me the last couple weeks of 2010.

The last two weeks of December gave me more clarity on my life than the majority of the rest of 2010. Its like folks were waiting until the end of the year to show their true character, express their true feelings, or some combination of both. Some of what I learned confirmed what I already knew/thought, while some of it was completely new info & I was very surprised.

My good friend FS always says that some folks are supposed to be in your life for just a season, and I truly believe that. Taking this view on friendships has made it much easier to leave some folks in the past. As I grow as a person, some folks just don't fit in my life anymore, for whatever reason. Nothing inherently wrong with two people growing apart.

What's harder for me to deal with is the person who I've outgrown, or has grown into someone I don't really like very much, but they haven't committed a major wrong against me. Its so easy to be done with someone who has wronged you, but incredibly hard to say "I quit" simply because you don't like the person anymore. At least its hard for me. But this is the place where I've been for the last few weeks, and I've finally cut the cord & made the hard decisions.

Do you struggle with eliminating people from your life? How do you handle it?