You just never know what life has install for you.
Yesterday I let go of the only man I have ever loved and the person who has captured my heart so completely all of my life - even these last four years without him.
Six days ago I travelled across an ocean to Thailand to take the trip we always intended to do together to recommit our love for each other.
Yesterday I found the perfect moment in the most beautiful place surrounded by the ocean to write my last ever love letter to him. The hardest letter I have ever written - but one that was necessary to mend my broken heart.
I placed the letter in a bottle with the ring that has bound our love for so long. Then by the oceans edge I stood and reflected on a beautiful life I had shared with this man - a life and a love I cannot have anymore. Even though I have been trying my hardest to cling to it.
Then with all of my might I tossed Paul's letter out to sea where our love now forever sails until we reconnect.
Perhaps this moment was the most romantic gesture I have ever made for him - and I know in my heart he was standing there with me as I let him go.
Now my heart can begin to fully heal and I can completely embrace my life and all that comes my way.
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.