The Single Woman's Sassy Survival Guide: Letting Go and Moving On

had used every word in the English language trying to express myself to this guy over the past five years, and had given my heart to him only to have it handed back

If they want to be in your life, they'll find a way to be in your life. Otherwise they'll find excuses.

it is far, far better to live a life of uncertain happiness than of certain misery.

Life is too short for constant struggle and pain. LET IT GO and move on to the beauty and light.

maybe he simply prefers Jell-O to crème brûlée and no matter how many times you hand him the menu, he’s going to keep choosing Jell-O, time and time again.

No matter how sexy or appealing or flashy or tall, dark, and handsome the object of your desire may be...no matter how AMAZING the job opportunity may seem...no matter the size of your impossible dream..if it is NOT meant for you, it is time to let it go and move on to what IS. Just as Rose let go of Jack, so she could bloom instead of meet her doom.

"But MY Leonardo diCaprio WANTS to be held," you might argue.

No, he doesn't. (If he did, you wouldn't be reading this book.)

THE SINGLE WOMAN SAYS: You don't have to cling to what is truly meant for you. You can let go. It'll stick around

Not everything in life has to be about finding The One. Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun.

Rid yourself of all the things you’ve outgrown and the things you’re meant to grow into will track you down!

Stop giving away your power and realize that YOU alone choose your energy and your attitude and your mindset every day. It's up to you. You can keep dwelling…or you can start prevailing.

The desires of your heart were not put there by accident. Follow them.

There’s a quote by Ethel Person that says: “People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime.

THE SINGLE WOMAN SAYS: No matter how attractive a person’s potential may be…you have to date their reality.

The trick to not getting mired in the past and missing out on the future lies solely in our ability to let go and move on, yet this seems to be the most difficult thing in the world for most people (including myself) to do.

The truth is: friends and lovers and opportunities will come into our lives and, in some cases, shake us to our very core along the way…however, not all are meant to stay.

The truth is, you can only give a person so much time to realize what's standing right in front of them. You can only let a person chase you for so long before you realize that maybe, just maybe, they never intended to catch you at all.

The WHY of letting it go is quite simple: You have to let go of what is NOT meant for you in order to receive what IS. So now I ask you: What are YOU willing to let go of today,

Timing is everything. What good is finding the RIGHT thing if it's the WRONG time?

When something or someone is no longer bringing you up, but pulling you down—it’s time to let go. When something or someone is no longer adding to your life, but subtracting from it—it’s time to let go.

when the season that changed your life in so many ways falls away with the leaves on the trees and becomes just another memory to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night.

While you spend minutes, hours, days, and even years toiling away at a job that you’re not 100% passionate about, precious time that you could be dedicating to your own dreams dwindles away.

You are FAR too fabulous to cling to someone or something that doesn’t fit you, doesn’t want you, or doesn’t belong to you.

You are FAR too fabulous to cling to someone or something that doesn’t fit you, doesn’t want you, or doesn’t belong to you. While you’re clinging to the WRONG thing, you’re letting the RIGHT thing slip right through your fingers!

YOU ARE SOMETHING BETTER.

You hurt, you cry, you say goodbye…you move on, you grow strong, you remember how to fly.

You’re a first place girl…not a “just in case” girl!

Your lives are on two separate tracks and it seems as though there’s simply no going back. And as much as you love her and cherish the memories you’ve shared together, you know in your heart that the friendship has run its course.