What’s the biggest lesson my hard head had to learn? Not everyone is your friend…I know this seems dumb and it sucks to hear, but the truth is, not everyone is going to like you because there’s this constant societal pressure to be someone other than yourself and that causes this thing called fake friendships that never last because you can only build genuine relationships that last a lifetime if you’re true to yourself and I know what you’re thinking, “being truthful doesn’t always guarantee a solidified group of chosen family” and that’s true…but some people just aren’t ready to accept truths and some people aren’t meant to be in your life for a lifetime. There’s this quote that we discussed in our *circle when I was in Biology Freshman year…it stated “People enter your life for a Reason, Season, or Lifetime”, and it’s good to be positive and to always want people to be in your life until the end of time, but I’ve realized it’s less about the quantity, but more about the quality of your relationships. Instead of worrying about making new friends or wondering why people walked away, FOCUS on building the relationships you have right now because everything happens for a reason and God places forever people in your life on PURPOSE, never by accident. I forget how lucky I am, to not only have my blood family, but my chosen family and as I’m sitting here writing, I’ve realized that God’s plan is so much greater than the one I wanted…the one that included a million friends that I’d imagined…it didn’t matter that didn’t really care, but it filled the emptiness inside of me, the one that made me think I had purpose because I was a “leader”…this is becoming a letter to my old self…Fly! You are worth way more than the title you’re vying for. You are worth more than that fix of ‘praise’ you’re craving. Fly honey, fly. Set yourself free. God set that little baby free.