Think about how much you have grown in the past year. How many things have changed? It may be one big thing, your career, where you live, your relationship status…or it could be a bunch of little things. But, in some way, your life is not the same as it was. Growth and change are what life is all about. We learn from every experience, good and bad, and take something from every challenge we encounter. One of the difficult parts about growth is that we sometimes grow in different directions from those who have had important roles in our lives. There are some relationships that we simply outgrow, some that we will eventually come back to, and still others that develop anew. It’s the growing apart that is the hardest, realizing that you’re different people in different places in life, and your paths have taken on new, opposite directions. Try as you might, you can’t force someone to fit into your life, and you can’t mold your life around them, putting aside your own goals, hopes, and aspirations to bring things back to “the way they used to be.” We have to embrace the growth and accept the change, whatever comes with it, and understand that just as our lives are developing, so are our friends’ lives. Although we may outgrow some relationships, we will inevitably form others. We will develop new interests, and our priorities will change. As long as we stay true to ourselves, those who are meant to be along for the long haul will understand that the road of growth and change can be a bumpy one. They’ll stay with us and make sure we enjoy the ride.
I’ve been experiencing a lot of growth and change, and the rest of this year promises even more. I still plan on writing on this blog, but it may not be as often as I would like. Much of my free time is being spent on my style blog, a passion that I have been wanting to pursue for a long time. I also don’t believe in blogging for the sake of blogging. When I write I want it to be something that is truly worth your time. Thank you so much for continuing to read this blog, and for sticking it out with me, bumpy road and all.