I’ve had people important to me leave in the past, whether its because it was time for them to graduate or just because, but it was never quite like how it is this year. There’s something about getting deeply involved in the lives of other people that makes them an indispensable part of your life. So I’m not ready for them to leave. I’m not even ready for things to change.
I look back, ironically, through Facebook timelines and cover photos, and the smiles and laughs I see that I can barely remember remind me of the reasons why I’m as broken up as I am about this.
But as scared of change as I am, before this year happened, I didn’t realize the depth of love and the wealth of joy I was about to experience.
I often say that I hate the change that I can’t control. But whether or not I can control where I go and what I do, I’ll always depend on serendipity to cross my paths with incredible friends.
Adjustment disorder is a short-term condition that occurs when a person is unable to cope with, or adjust to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss, or event. Because people with adjustment disorders often have symptoms of depression, it is sometimes called…
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”—Dale Carnegie (via onlinecounsellingcollege)