She said, “I think we should take a break.”
Ahh! The familiar pain stirs awake in my chest again.
“Why? I have always put you first. You’re the only reason I live. Then why?”
“That’s exactly…” She sounded exhausted & exasperated.
“…Put yourself first! Go after your dreams & let me pursue mine.
I want someone to live with me, not for me.
This merging of identities, only takes away the space we need to breath. Get it?”
I got it alright.
I thought I was being selfless, but I was selfish for keeping my best possible self from her.
And I’m thankful to her for telling me the truth I needed to be told.
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