From Our Readers: You Were Just a Phase

by You!   |  Jan 15, 2016
ART Trixie Ison
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I always thought that there are some things in life that you just can't kick out of your head no matter how purposefully you try; that there is no greater force that you can use to just shrug the profuse emotions off. There will be moments when you'd realize how much of a sentimental slash pathetic person you are because after all these years, you're still stuck reading the same book that he already finished.

READNote to Self

For the longest time, I thought that the sheer undisclosed formula of moving on was time. But I figured out it was acceptance. The problem was, I didn't guard my heart. So I allowed all kinds of envy to take over my system. I was bitter over the thought that he didn't choose me. But I realized life doesn't work that way, I have free will to pick who to love and who to not love, and so does he. I went through the typical unrequited love that didn't do me any good. But I have to admit that I amassed a lot of life morals. And those, I think, were the only consolation.

READTo My First Love

I actually loved the pain that it caused me because it was a poignant reminder that I didn't want to feel it again. And in those moments, only God knew how my emotions have gone haywire. I thought I lost my sanity—because I kept it all inside—but He gave me strength to carry on and to accept the things just as they were. And somewhere along the way, I met someone who made me feel all the love that I thought I lost. And he willingly picked me, even in times I thought I was still a mess. I love him and I am grateful to God for him. We're going on three years now, and all the pain about the past was already swept away.


I actually loved the pain that it caused me because it was a poignant reminder that I didn't want to feel it again.

READTo the Guy Who Has Me Asking Questions

But to the guy of the past, for what it's worth, John Mayer said, "it's just a phase, it's not forever." He's right. You were just a phase. And my shadow days are over now.

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