It's been almost three weeks since I've blogged now. In that time, I've been doing a lot of thinking, changing, soul searching, laughing, spending time with family, appreciating life, and so much more. I'm currently sitting in my grandparents' dining room on my second to last night of vacation in Puerto Rico. Once I get home, I'll have a few days of packing, cleaning, and laughs with my roommate to then move into my new place to then continue with a series of events to attend and people to see. Although I love being on this island I have always called home and being surrounded by the people I love most, I miss my other home and am excited to get back to everything that awaits there. Of course, I'm also sad that this move means no longer living with one of my best friends who knows me better than most people in this world. But alas, she'll only be a 25 minute drive away and I have another best friend to look forward to living with. What I really want to talk about though, is this quote:
“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”
It's interesting how we spend hours, days, weeks, years on people who are not worth our time. I'm more than guilty of this. I'm a firm believer that you must create your own happiness. No one else can make you happy unless you first decide to be happy yourself. Yet recently I found myself driving myself into a pit of negativity because I was so focused on one single person who had chosen to be far less than a great friend when I needed them. Then I saw this quote. I tend to live in the past and not realize that this person is no longer that friend I cared so much about. They have changed. They no longer serve me. Grow me. Or make me happy. And I realized it was really that simple. That although I wanted to focus on the person they were, I was only doing a diservice to myself and my happiness. I have been blessed with some incredibly kind, loving people in my life and it's time to put more effort into those relationships rather than the one sided ones with people whose actions and words no longer enrich my life in the ways they did. So here's to the ones that love you at your worst and best and a fare well to the ones who no longer make you strive to be better.