On leaving

You are free to go whenever and wherever you are.

Most of the time, people don't care if you leave.
Some of the time, even if they do care, they'll forget about you in a couple of weeks.

Life moves on, things keep on happening.
When you leave, a place doesn't remain in a vacuum. The time is still ticking.
It's very rare for your absence to go noticed. 

But this is what makes it that much more special when it is noticed.

I don't want to say that you're unimportant or your presence is insignificant. That's just how it is.

In fact, let this be your freedom. Let this be your permission to leave places where you don't want to be, to stop doing things you don't want to be doing. 

Just because you feel responsible to do them for someone else. 
Just because you've been doing it for so long, it would look weird if you stopped doing them.

Let this be your permission to try something else and then something else again. 

To focus on what matters to you, at this particular moment of your life.
Because when you start doing things for yourself, you begin doing things for others around you.

And when you find something you don't want to leave, that's when your absence goes noticed. 
That's that rare case. 

But how can you end up there if you don't leave other things in the past?