What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?
I let go of a friendship this year. I have a friend that I've known since I moved to Indiana. We grew up together doing almost everything together - going to church, each other's birthday parties, and we were supposed to go to each other's weddings.
I'll be the first to admit that I have a hard time letting go of friendships. I am still friends with most of the people I've been friends with in my life. I think I'm pretty good at keeping in contact, remembering their birthdays, and congratulating them when they have important events in their lives. So I held onto hope for this friendship for a long time. But I also realized that any continuance of the friendship would have to come from her so I didn't contact her, though I really wanted to. We haven't talked in over a year and a half, and I have absolutely no reason why.
But I finally let/made myself let go of the friendship. The way I did that was by acknowledging that there are some people who you are friends with for a certain period of time and then you aren't really friends with them after that. And that's okay. I don't dislike her in any way. I'm simply confused by what happened and realized that I couldn't keep caring about someone who obviously showed that they didn't care about me.