I composed a final letter to say goodbye, dropped it in the mail, and then deleted all traces of the old and dear friend from my life.
Even if I wanted to connect, it had become an unlikely task. After deleting their contact information from my phone and disconnecting from their social media accounts, trying to reach out would be a challenge.
And that was just how it needed to be, for all efforts to reconcile had been rebuffed and attempts to do so only did more harm than good.
It’s said that a calm sea never made a skilled sailor, but using the metaphor for this friendship found our ship unworthy of weathering the storm and it had become time to abandon ship and go our separate ways.
Jonas Cain is an educator, facilitator, and coach, working to engage, empower, and encourage leaders and the people they serve to experience joy.