It is with bittersweet feelings that I write this note to you. Over these past two months, we’ve really gotten to know each other. We had some good times, right? We traveled to New York City for a week of improv class at UCB Theater and hung out with Roy in Brooklyn. We traveled to Los Angeles for a week of reuniting with my planner friends, spending a bit of time on the beach and recalling my planning roots. We got some projects done around the house, including a good start on a kitchen remodel. We entertained out of town visitors like Dave, Hirman and Christian. I directed my first movie, and you were there to support me through it all giving me the time and space I needed to be creative. We frequented the library and the free small business seminars. We had lunch with my full-time employed friends, and spent most of it making them jealous. I even managed to lose a few pounds, which doesn’t typically happen when I’m, ahem, involved. And don’t get me started on the lazy mornings in bed together…
Yes, it’s been fun. I wasn’t sure how we would get along at the beginning, but we made it work. You were thrust upon me, surprisingly out of nowhere like a dreaded blind date that turned out more than okay. We became a team, and anything was possible together. Yes, I worried how I would afford our next date sometimes, but you listened when I said I had a budget to keep. You understood me.
But tonight is our last night together. As of tomorrow, I will be leaving you and getting into a committed relationship with your much older brother, Full-time Career. I have high hopes for my future with him. It’s just that I’ve known him longer and had a history with him before you came along. I hope you understand. He’s really all I know. I’m looking forward to rekindling what we had before you came along to shake up my life.
And while I will always remember our spring fling, I have to do what’s right for me. With him I feel mature, capable, responsible and needed. I am free to be myself and travel the world with him. I love myself more with him. Sadly, I’ll be back to the land of the early bedtimes and setting my alarm. But I will always remember the awesome times we had and how creative I felt with you. I will always look back on this time in my life fondly with love. I will miss you.
All my love,