Saying goodbye

As we go through life, we inevitably encounter situations where we must say goodbye to people or things that have been a significant part of our lives. Whether we are changing jobs, graduating from school, or moving to a new place, saying goodbye can be challenging and emotional.

Sometimes we might be tempted to avoid the situation altogether and simply disappear without any explanation, also known as "ghosting." But, while it might seem like the easiest option, ghosting is not the most considerate approach to take. It can hurt people's feelings and damage relationships. Instead, it is better to face the situation and say goodbye properly.

One way to say goodbye is to host a going-away party. This allows us to see all of our friends and family in one place, have some fun, and create lasting memories. It also saves time and effort compared to meeting everyone individually. However, one disadvantage of this approach is that we might not get quality time with each person.

When saying goodbye to someone, we might feel pressure to make the moment significant. Still, it is essential to remember that saying goodbye does not have to be a grand event. It is okay to admit that you are not your best self at that moment and that you are looking forward to catching up once everything has settled.

Moreover, with digital communication today, saying goodbye is not as permanent as it used to be. We can stay in touch with our loved ones through regular Google Hangouts or Skype calls, texting, or sending Snapchats. We can even send physical objects such as postcards, which can feel really meaningful and keep us connected.

Saying goodbye is not easy, but it is a necessary part of life. It can be an opportunity to show appreciation for the people who have been a part of our journey and to embrace new beginnings. We wish you luck on your journey through adulthood, and remember that learning how to be an adult never ends.