The Graceful Exit

I found these words from columnist, Ellen Goodman, tremendously helpful during my recent life transition.

There is a trick to the graceful exit. . . it begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over. . . and to let it go.

It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit is an entry, that we are moving on, rather than out.

The trick of exiting well may be the trick of living well. It’s hard to recognize that life isn’t a holding action, but a process. It’s hard to learn that we don’t leave the best parts of ourselves behind, we own what we learned back there. 

The experiences and the growth are grafted into our lives, and when we exit, we can take ourselves along quite gracefully.

4 thoughts on “The Graceful Exit”

    1. I want to thank you for all I have learned from you and I believe that you are having a bit of a difficulty leaving all the people you have cared so much for but I truly believe this is God’s plan for you and Kathy and you will be very Happy​ in your new journey.
      Wesleyan is my new church and I have never been so close to God. I will add you to my prayers and again for the inspiration that I have received from you and the church.
      I can’t thank you enough .

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