Has anyone ever been to a sleepover when they were young and in the middle of the night, you wake up and want to leave? You could’ve had a nightmare, missed your mom, wet the bed, been picked on, or all of the above, regardless you just wanted to leave. Did you call your parents to pick you up? Probably not. If you did then this post may not be for you, but if you didn’t, then I want you to know something. IT’S OKAY TO LEAVE. It is completely fine and even encouraged to leave an environment that is not serving you. We all need to hear this because the reason why people don’t leave things like jobs, relationships, families, parties, places, is because we are worried about how us leaving will impact others. It’s easy to get caught up in going with things and stay in an uncomfortable situation, but it does not have to be like that anymore. Maybe when we were young we were told, “oh they were just joking, go back to sleep.” or “Don’t worry, they didn’t mean anything by it.” The uneasy feeling you felt was strong then and its just as strong if not stronger now as we are older. Im letting you know that you can say NO and you can LEAVE any situation that is not comfortable for you. That town that dimmed your light, that significant other who’s treating you poorly, or that job that makes you dread tomorrow, it is okay to LEAVE. Leaving can lead to new opportunities, new people, new doors, and new growth.