Originally Published – Monday, May 13th, 2013 “It’s not goodbye: it’s see you later…”
Take Care. I am never too good when it comes to goodbyes and farewells. They are the kind of things that almost immediately come to mind when doors are opened to new people and experiences. After all, everything that has a beginning has to have an end.
Still, I’ve come to somehow find a way to have something to hold onto or look back on when the inevitable comes. The easiest way for me to do this is through writing. Throughout the years, I have developed an uncanny ability towards bringing what I see and experience to my own projects. The people around me can attest that my life, without a doubt, is something out of a movie. Be it little or small, there are people, places, and moments, that make things all the more worthwhile so when it is time to bid farewell to people, it isn’t such a bad thing in the long run to me.
When I hear things like “Keep in Touch” or “See you later,” I really don’t pay too much mind to that because, well, more times often than not that doesn’t end up happening. Be it the good or bad, I do my part in remembering what has happened and sincerely wish others with the best in the future but all in all, ‘Take Care’ stands as the most fitting bid adieu. To me, ‘Take Care’ says that while I won’t be around to see what is ahead for you, be sure to [continue to] take care of yourself, your goals, and the ones around you.
I’ve cited my projects a couple of times through my entries and I am working hard so that they may be released the right way at the right time. In doing this, the people, places, and moments that I’ve come to pay homage to will be shown in the best way possible. Whether it is people that I grew up with, worked with, or anything in between, I like to think that I have tried to leave a lasting impression on others. The impressions that others have left on me, however, are pretty clear.
The fact of the matter is that I’ve picked up some of the better traits of people who have been around me. Having said that, if there is a sense of familiarity of realism with what I’ve written throughout the years it is because of their real-life influences. With all of that in mind it really takes it back to the initial quote of this entry: When it comes to seeing people go, it really isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later.