Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Open Letter To Wine

Dear Wine,

I know we've been apart for over a week now - almost two but hey, who's counting right? - and I want to tell you that I don't need you anymore. I know this is hard to hear, but I think it's time I told you. I've moved on.

I've found something better for me. When I'm with it, I feel like I have some control, like I'm not just with it because of how cool it makes me look, or how popular it makes me feel. I'm with it because it really cares about me. It's helping me get my life together in a way that you only scoffed at. It's called Medifast.

I think Medifast and I will be together for a long time, and you and I won't be able to see each other while Medifast and I are together. Eventually, my relationship with Medifast will have to change - I may come back to you once in awhile as a friend, and see if you want to spend a little time together. But I will never have you in my life as a crutch, like I have since we first met. Our relationship will be different. I will only have you around when you respect me, and respect my boundaries. I don't need you to be cool. I don't need you around to make my friends for me. I can be my real self without you and I don't need to feel ashamed or embarrassed when I tell people that I don't want you.

For awhile, when I tell people we're taking a break from each other, they might have questions. I might tell them I'm taking a "vacation" from you. My Mom told me today that she thinks I may not ever miss you at all once I've rid myself of you completely. I may never even want to be friends again. She may be right, because I don't like how much control I've let you have over my life and I plan to never let you manipulate me like that again.

You can tell your friends Cheese, Salami, and Crackers that the same goes for them. You all need to give me some space for awhile. I cried my last tears over you today, and I won't be looking back.

Best Wishes,

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