All you can do is be the very best person you can be. No one can let go of you for being a good person. No one will walk away from you for being a good person. No one will hurt you for being a good person, and if they do - Kick their fucking ass. And walk away and be a great person in someone elses life. You can’t control what people do- but if you are the best person you can be in their lives- that’s what you can control.
This year was hard. I lost the closest person I ever had in my life, someone who understood me and knew everything about me without judgement. I experienced what it was like to have a broken heart, and continue to love someone who I could no longer accept in my life. I took on one of the hardest jobs on campus, which had my stress levels burst through the roof. I lost one of my recreation children who I still think about everyday. I finally woke up and realized how important college is, and during the process I developed new perceptions through the liberal eye. I’ve learned how important the planet is to me, especially when one of my favorite places to be ended up destroyed in our recent hurricane. I fell in love with Shakespeare and the hopeless romanticism. I finally realized why so many people compare me to my mother.. because I am the exact clean freak who has the stubbornness to never keep my mouth shut (But I wouldn’t have you any other way). I realized how thankful I am that my parents actually wanted to have me. I also fell in love with my parents commitment to each other, and my hopes of finding a man just as smart and caring as my father is. This year I found my real friends. The friends I can go weeks/months without talking to and they continue to treat me as if they saw me yesterday.. In 2012 I realized the potential I have to push myself towards greater accomplishments. I’m thankful for the friends, co-workers, and professors I’ve met through the year who have impacted who I am. I may be two months early, but I am excited to end 2012, and begin 2013 leaving my teenage years behind, and hoping for good memories and great experiences to out weigh the bad.