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How to Move On

Before you move, mourn

Lament that it didn’t work out. 

Cry a little. 

Shrug your shoulders, rethink a decision or two, wonder what could have made it work. Acknowledge the shortcoming before you get to going. 

This mourning - and its reconciliation - is really the first step towards what’s next. You must own, name, and perhaps even celebrate the failure. 

Otherwise, you may repeat it until you call it out

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