Tanisha Drummer Parrish

Close the door

Today was my last official day at work and I have mixed emotions. I know this is a great thing for me and that God is closing this door for a reason, but it doesn’t get rid of my feelings of anger, disappointment and frustration. So I’ll let this passage from a book by one of my favorite authors, speak for me. This passage can be applied to any situation where closing a door is necessary to move forward.

…there are always some stories that are ‘interrupted,’ and they are the stories that remain nearest to the surface and so still occupy the present; only when we close that story or chapter can we begin the next one…

That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose.

People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.

Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability, or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life.

Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.

© 2023 Tanisha Drummer Parrish – Life Under Innovation