I know only too well the pain and heartbreak that we feel when we say goodbye to our first love, it hurts, big time! For most people this happens in our teenage years or early adulthood, but for some of us it can happen when we’re older too. Either way, it sucks! And it’s also something which often re-surfaces in therapy for many people.

As I was sitting thinking about this I remembered those feelings and I became inspired to write and draw. The poem I wrote below is about feeling heartbroken, but also about an accompanying sense of freedom and growing up…… a very bittersweet feeling indeed, sad yet hopeful.

The image to the left is what I drew. I think this is actually my own 15 year old inner child, and perhaps the feelings I had as I sat and thought about this were coming from her.

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