I learned this lesson the hard way. Sometimes it really just seems impossible  to let go of someone who meant a lot to you. You don’t know what it’s like to not see them, hear from them, be near them…

How are you supposed to go on as if you never knew them?

The truth is once I learned to let go my life just kept getting so much better. Once I let go of the hurt, the good, the bad everything just started falling into

I have learned more about myself through over-coming the pain then I have learned from any other series of events in my life. When I look back upon the events that lead to my next life chapter I wouldn’t change a thing, despite the pain I was in.

I am on the journey to become whom I am supposed to be. I am discovering all that life was meant to be and all of the happiness that is to be had. Spending time being miserable just isn’t worth the effort, pitty parties aren’t worth the time and in the end doing something to change the situation will always be the best choice.

I realize I am young and still have so much to learn, but I am so thankful to have learned so much already. I know who I am and who I want to be.  I suppose that is reason in its self to smile.

I am smiling for all of the pain, all of the lessons, and the realization of the person I am capable of being.