And as much as you’ll hate hearing that, these people are absolutely right. Things do get better with time. With each passing day, you learn and you grow, and you eventually choose to stop being sad. You choose to stop letting the past affect you negatively. And you choose to
Because that really is the only thing you can do.
I remember exactly how I spent the last day of 2015. I finished work and sat on the beach and wrote. I wrote my heart away, I reflected on the year and what had happened and how with a blink of an eye, so many things had changed. I was discouraged, broken, unmotivated and alone. I sat there on the beautiful shore, watching the sun set beautifully on what had been a horrible year.
Today is the last day of 2016.
2016 was equally the most amazing and awful year of my life. I suffered heartbreak. Every single one of my insecurities surfaced the minute this guy stopped choosing me.
I fought with my parents a lot — more than ever before about the blurred lines between trying to grow up and still being treated like a child.
I realized how similar I am to my mom, in both good ways and bad. To this day, she is my best friend and No. 1 supporter.
I cut ties with some people I thought I’d be friends with forever.
I made new friends and met a lot of great people.
I got baptized.
I traveled. A lot.
I visited Japan for the first time and it was the most enlightening trip.
I went to more concerts than I can count on my two hands.
I learned how to be alone.
I realized how important family is and learned to put them before anyone else.
I also met someone who makes me excited for life. Someone who is so passionate about what he does and achieving his goals. Someone who makes me feel loved and valued every day.
Today is the last day of 2016. Another year has passed but here I am again, sitting on a beautiful beach reflecting on the year and looking forward to the next. Except this time, I’m not alone.