All Good Things Must Come to an End
Oh hello, darling! Welcome to the final post of April on benpechey.com. This month, the focus will be on unspoken feelings. Conversations I have alone, that perhaps you may have with yourself too. These are the conversations that if we heard from other people, would make us feel more at ease in the turbulent world in which we live. Today I would love to explore endings and new beginnings.
I remember when the final episode of the fourth season of Ugly Betty aired, I was distraught. No longer being in the lives of all these wonderful characters felt so bleak.
This perhaps is tempered by the fact that I had grown so much in the time the show had been on the air. The impact of media is huge. Especially when they have the seminal coming of age stories like the ones featured in Ugly Betty. Watching these programmes now does not have the same effect, as so much of the storylines are marred with transphobia and questionable choices. Anyway, back to endings.
In a memorable episode of Will and Grace (S06, Ep19: No Sex 'n' the City) Jack and Karen are distraught at the ending of Friends and Sex and the City. It's clear, that when shows like this end - it can have a big effect.
However, there is no truer saying that all good things must come to an end. For great shows, going before we want them to, means that we don’t fall out of love with them.
This can be applied to life, I have spoken to you before about my fear of endings, but with endings come new beginnings and opportunities.
One way to look at this is a fresh start - a clean slate if you will - which sounds divine. If you are struggling with endings or things leaving your routine, see this as a new opportunity to start something new.
I have always rewatched shows over starting new ones, which is common for people with anxiety. However, this year I have embraced new shows, and have enjoyed new things! Who knew embracing so many new characters would be such a balm to my soul.
So this post is just a gentle reminder that all good things must come to an end, and it's okay, even if it doesn’t feel like it!
Thank you for joining me today my darlings, as always, I love you lots like jelly tots, until next time, uh buh bye.
Shot by Rachel Pechey