When I was starting out, I learned that I should NEVER burn a bridge, that I should always keep my options open. After all, you never know when you’re going to need that reference, that connection.
This may be good advice for young women, but as we pass the middle point in our lives, we can afford to take a risk or two. Can we really afford not to?
Let’s face it — There are some relationships that are so toxic, some jobs that are so untenable, some living situations that are so
broken and abusive, that the best way to take care of ourselves is to RUN across the bridge to safety and then turn around and burn that fucker.
If we don’t, during a time of weakness on either our part or that of the dysfunctional one on the other side, we may find ourselves enmeshed again in something broken and putrefying instead of trudging forward to the dream that is beckoning us to grasp before it is too late.
Plus, there’s something very motivating about burning the bridges to safety that keep us tethered to the near-beer of our not-dreams.
Today, with your head held high, go confidently toward your dream and Don’t Look Back.