Born out of uncertainty are the thoughts of which we fear most. Something Indie/Pop singer-songwriter Elizabeth Royall knows all too well with the release of her debut single “Leave Me.”
A song about struggling with the fear of a relationship coming to an end, “Leave Me,” reminds us to trust in the process. We can never be 100 per cent certain whether or not someone is going to walk out on us, but we can choose to find solace in that no matter what happens, everything will be okay. “When I first started writing “Leave Me,” it was about the distrust I had in people trying to get close to me,” says Elizabeth. “I was tired of opening my heart to people who were going to leave anyway. As I got to writing the second verse, I realized something: I had gone through this before. I had been alone before.”
During this period of solidarity, Elizabeth learned the joys of being on her own. It was a time of self-reflection, and it shaped her into a stronger and wiser woman than ever before.
It is important to remember that people will always come into our lives, be it for a reason, a season, or a lifetime, leaving footprints on our hearts. Some will use us, some will love us, and some will teach us. It is up to you whether or not you dwell on the fear of abandonment or decide to treat every person as a branch on the tree of life, which with every fall of a leaf, is a lesson learned that will help you become one with yourself.
May every fraction of a smile, ounce of laughter, and tear shed leave a mark on the storybook of life. Sometimes we have to let go and let the wind take us in the right direction. What others choose to do is beyond our control. Therefore, we must not dwell on the what-ifs, but rather live in the here and now.