On Endings

On Endings

And New Beginnings

by Jan Tinneberg on Unsplash

I’ve had my fair share of ‘endings’ this year. I’ve cried; I’ve mourned; I’ve curled up into a ball, hoping that if I make myself small enough, I might just disappear altogether.

This is what can happen when we’re faced with endings. They can be painful, challenging, and they can out and out SUCK!

That, coupled with depression, can create a perfect storm. I was stuck in that storm for some time. Some days, I still am, but now, I can start to see the sun’s rays peeking through the clouds.

The light at the end of the tunnel is no longer subject to government cutbacks, and has been switched back on, so when I feel like the darkness is surrounding me, I can see that somewhere, in the distance, if I just keep pushing forward, I’ll find the light.

The saying “When God closes a door, somewhere, He opens a window” is so true. Sometimes, all we see are doors getting slammed in our faces, but we don’t think to look for the windows that are being opened.

Today, I choose to look for those windows, and if I can’t find an open door, then I will damn well, scramble out of that window!


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.