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What a funny title you might think… the meaning of life?? Aren’t I too young to talk about the meaning of life? Well some might say yes. But, through all my experiences thus far I know part of what my meaning to life: Making Personal Connections. I would be nothing in life without my family and friends to share it with. No, I don’t have a long long list of friends because I really do believe it is quality over quantity. I love that each and every one of my close friends would be there in a heartbeat for me if I needed it.
Growing up in the same house my whole life with my immediate family and my Grandparents living only 10 minuets away, was all I knew. Until, the day I moved away for college. Then I had to make a whole new set of friends that soon became like family.
Now to flashback a little… These past several weeks have been a little crazy, I graduated, I turned 22, I went to Europe and I started my big girl job. So needless to say I’ve had a lot on my mind and I have been so incredibly busy. But, throughout my crazy life I promised myself one thing, I would not lose my relationships with my friends. The only reason I got through college was because of them and that’s the exact reason why I chose to stay in Houston for my job, because of my friends. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my friends and family by myside and they mean more to me than anything.
I’ve never told y’all, but I lost a friend this past year. We had a falling out, I could kind of see it coming a couple months before it happened. But, I am the type of person to push everything under the rug and forgive. I believe life is too short to have hate in your heart, forgiving someone not only lets you have control but it can give you closure as well. With this friend I just kept forgiving and trying to improve our relationship. But sadly, nothing was good enough and nothing was ever going to be good enough for her. And you know what? That’s okay!!!! Not everyone is meant to be in your life forever.
I never cried once over this friendship and that shows me a lot. I cry in every movie and almost every TV show. Tears come easily for me and knowing I didn’t shed one over the ending of this friendship means it wasn’t meant to be here in the first place. The way you treat someone at the ending of a friendship or even at the end of a relationship shows more about your character than anything. Knowing how this friendship ended proves to me more than ever that I made the right decision.
By coincidence, the day after our falling out I read an article on Facebook about how God brings certain people into your life just to take them out. It was one of the best articles I have ever read and I know God planted it there for me to read when I needed it. I believe everything in this world happens for a reason. You will never go through anything you can’t handle. When you think you are at the end of your rope, you’re not! Keep pushing and I promise you will see the light.
Losing a friend, a family member or anyone for that matter can be hard. But, know you have so many others around you that are there to support and encourage you. I am so blessed to have my family and friends to call on during that time of losing a friend. I think my mom recieved over a billion phone calls. LOL. And my best friends were right beside me backing me up the whole time. Knowing they supported me through all of it proves what kind of friend I am and shows me how much I can count on them.
No, friendships and relationships do not come easy. If they were easy you’d have a billion friends and you would never get in fights. But that’s not the case! I make it a priority in my life to keep up with my friends. Especially with starting my big girl job I knew I had to make time for the things important to me: making the personal connections. Of course I’m not perfect all the time but at least I make the effort! I challenge you to make the effort too! If there’s someone you really care about, reach out to them and grab drinks! Make sure you are keeping in touch. Because at the end of the day if you don’t have these personal connections, what do you really have?
We all are put on this earth for a different purpose. Sometimes we won’t find out that purpose until the end. But knowing God gave me this one life to live, I know he’d want me to share this message with y’all! I know I was put on this earth for a reason and I am so blessed to have this platform to share things with you. Your meaning of life is going to be different from mine and that’s because we are all different! Of course, I am not perfect and of course I am not the best friend or family member sometimes! But, realizing that life is short and I have people that mean so much to me motivates me to keep in touch! Just remember it’s never too late.