I cooked gluten free meals for her, even after she stopped coming over. I would look out at the driveway, hoping to see her car. Eventually, I had to let her go. The disappointment was dragging me down. I knew she wasn't coming back. I just had to let go.
I spoke with an old friend tonight, on the phone. It was good to connect with someone. I've been working on a big project, but I've got writer's block. I haven't made any progress in days. Tonight, I started outlining my next steps. I can move forward, once I have a strategy. Life can be like that, too. Sometimes, I just need to outline my options, resources, and goals, and map out the best way forward. With a clear strategy and no excuses, the train can finally leave the station.