August 27, 2017

RARA ANSWERS: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SAY GOODBYE?

First off, I would like to apologize for the sudden change of layout for this page. I just encountered an error on the template I'm using, plus there are new Blogger templates around so might as well try them out. So far, I like some of them. Still working on the original template though.

Sine I opened my laptop, I now have the chance to ask some questions and today, the million-dollar question I have is:  What is the best way to say goodbye?

This is the first question that popped up right after I opened my Ask.fm profile. I don't even know why I'm writing something about this topic, but I'll do my best to give out an honest answer.



There is no best way to say goodbye. No formula for it. No perfect way to execute it. Why? Because saying goodbye hurts. Whether it's a goodbye to a friend or to a loved one, or even to your pet. You know that everything will never be same again after even though we don't want to admit it. There are people where saying goodbye is easy; but there are some where it's so hard that saying goodbye to them leaves a deep scar inside of us. You know that it will be a completely different story once they're out of your life.

A very good friend of mine is about to quit her job. She has decided to, but she has doubts on leaving her team because she has established emotional attachment with them. I told her that at the end of the day, it will be her decision that will prevail no matter what. See, saying goodbye to your peers alone is hard. What more if it's a family member, or someone you love? What more if it involves not only a simple change of career, or moving out of the country? What more if it involves death?

There may not be a perfect way to say goodbye; but I know that we have the ability to make these moments memorable, either in a good way or bad way. It will be up to us on how things will turn out before saying goodbye, while you're saying goodbye, and the aftermath. Humans are highly emotional beings; some are able to move along with their lives quickly, others take years. But no matter how long it is, it's not the actual goodbye that will matter in the end; it will be the memories.