Oh no. It’s happening again. The ghost of a past friendship has come back to haunt me. I mean, the memories hijack my brain with absolutely no warning, and just like that, I’m driven down a path of negative emotions and anger. How is this even possible? I know that giving way to these feelings is doing nothing but tearing into the progress that I have made in my personal life, but for some reason, I can’t help but indulge in these, excuse my French, shitty thoughts.
But, really? If I have honestly gotten over these betrayals like I tell myself I have, would they truly have the power to even cause the slightest rift within my mind?
No. They wouldn’t.
I’m sick of exorcising the same demons time after time, only to have them possess my whole being again. I know I’m not the only one who’s felt this way, and I won’t be the last. What I will do is free myself of the negativity every chance I get.
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ohh, and it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off! These are the words to one of my favorite songs, “Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine. I put these lyrics in here to say that if you’re ever feeling like I am, listen to one of your favorite songs. Listen to the words and lift yourself out of the dumps. When you’re ready, get your tush up, close your eyes, and dance around shamelessly, unapologetically, freely.
Because, trust me, once you open your eyes, the ghosts will have faded into nothing.
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