These past weeks have been a collection of goodbyes. I thought I was a fairly independent person until I realized the empty void my high school friends would leave in my every day life as they left to college one by one. These are the times any other person would turn to their childhood friends for support and so I did.
Last week, my CEA gals decided it would be a good idea to have a reunion. To our surprise, we all happened to be staying in Miami for college. No more of a reason was needed to go through with a reunion. At first, I was skeptical to spend a weekend getaway with people I hadn't had anything other than a "hi and bye" with at a crowded party since 2010. Anyway, I couldn't tell if I was letting the depression of all my friends leaving get to me or if I was just scared of rekindling my past. That's when I knew I had to go. Mostly because I couldn't dwell on every one else's lives. They were off about to start a new life and so was I.. this was it. These girls were staying home just like me (we already had something to talk about) and just because they were part of my past doesn't mean they couldn't be a part of my future.
Although it took a tough shove of courage... I got off my bed, packed my bag, texted all my friends goodbye (I knew a text wasn't going to be enough of a goodbye but I couldn't take another sad hug), and headed to my reunion. It really was a lovely time sharing one another's past accomplishments and future aspirations. So many stories to reminiscence on. So many laughs to catch up on. So many places to spend great times at. We did it all.
I think this weekend really taught me that we all change but we shouldn't be ashamed of the people we are today. And if we are, maybe we're not on the right path. I love learning about the people in my life because they endlessly inspire me and I can only hope to do the same for them. When you keep a positive attitude about something, just about anything will go right. Also, never feel belittled by people who have already seen you at your lowest because although you might think they will never care as much as they once did, they probably never stopped caring. #thanksCEA for the lovely ladies you have blessed me with. They're just as awesome today as they were when we first met and I wish each one of them the best as we start this new chapter of our lives.