Letting go of people or traditions is hard because you invest so much in them that letting go can be scary, but it can also be liberating or even essential to your happiness. If you don't let go, you can find yourself in a dark place unable to kick your worst habits. And if sometimes you truly love someone, you have to be o.k. with letting go. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote 'time heals all wounds,' but what he failed to mention was the scar those wounds leave behind. Painful things that happen to us permanently leave their mark. They don't necessarily hurt anymore, but they're always there are as a reminder, as a memory. And as time passes maybe the memory gets a little fuzzy, but we always have the scar to remind us it happened, that we lived through it, that we survived. And maybe I had some scars of me, but I felt I was now ready to leave my mark on the world.