Do you ever feel like life/the universe/God/or whatever is trying to teach you a very important lesson, simply because you’ve found yourself in the same position more than once? My lesson has been this: True friends stand by your side no matter what; fake friends bail the second things get rough. Guess I didn’t learn that the first time.
I think the words “I need help” are some of the hardest to say and if you have people in your life who try to make you feel bad about yourself for being a little down-on-your-luck or needing any kind of assistance, you should ditch them ASAP and find a new group of people to surround yourself with.
Life is way too short to surround yourself with people who bring you down.
2011 has been a year of immense loss for me and, quite frankly, I am beyond happy to see it go.
In the hardest times, you realize who your true friends are and, while none of mine have tumblr accounts, I think it’s important to acknowledge them anyway. I am truly grateful for the great friends in my life who are more like family than anything else.
I have always believed that everything happens for a reason, even though the reason isn’t always apparent right away. There’s no such thing as mistakes, just lessons learned. I’ve learned a lot this year and I really feel like the hard times have only made me a stronger person. It’s easy to buckle under the weight of the world and all of its stressors but I’ve never been a girl who takes the easy way out.
So here I am. Two days away from my 27th birthday. A lot of life lessons under my belt, and not where I want to be in this life. But I’m starting to focus my eyes on the prize and I feel like 2012 has a lot of potential.