With high school drawing to a close, I'm beginning to distinguish my friends from people I will never see again. Over the past four years I've had some great friends, but I've also had my fair share of people who made me feel not so great. But as I look towards this new chapter I'm realizing that without high school in common, there is no need to associate with people who only bring me down. So this post is about how to cherish the true friends in your life, and eliminate anyone who does not do your soul any good.
Robin Williams was right when he said "I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up alone, it's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone." Right now there are approximately 7 billion people in this world, 7 billion souls, with that in mind it seems impossible that one could ever feel alone. Yet, somehow we are still able to feel alone in a crowded room. The people you surround yourself with are crucial to your happiness. Life is too short to waste time with people who do not benefit you and make you feel alive. You can be the most popular person at school or at work, but are the relationships you are building with people genuine ones? Stop wasting time on negative relationships, be around people that do things, people that dream and support you. Quit associating with people who judge and have negative attitudes, because those are the people who will make you feel inferior and alone.
You're going to encounter so many people in your life time, some will hurt you, some will use you, but the most important ones, they are going to bring out the best in you. Those are the types of rare and wonderful people who remind you why this crazy life is worth it. Be bold, eliminate friendships and people in your life who tear you down, replace them with people who build you up. And yeah, that may be scary as hell, but would you rather suffer with the consequences? Take your life by storm, surprise people, show them that you're not going to let them dictate who you are and how you feel. The people you spend time with should make you happy and fill you with joy, and make you believe that life cannot get better than this moment right here.
And if you are that person that feels alone in a crowded room, and who is surrounded by people who make you feel that way, we've all been there, hell sometimes I'm still there, but you can change it. Find the people that make you glad you're alive and hold onto them for dear life, and as for the others, just let them go. Just remember there's over 7 billion souls out there all just trying to get through the day, 7 billion people on this planet all in search of their own bliss, and then maybe you won't feel so alone.
Thank you to all the totally amazing people that made me realize life is to be enjoyed! Do you have any friendships you should cherish more, or maybe some people you should totally disconnect with?
Couldn't have made it through these crazy years without you ladies :)