I’ve always been told that I treat others better than they treat me, and at first I disagreed but as I got older, I realized that it was true. Recently I’ve noticed that in order for me to progress with life, in the positive direction I hope for, I’m going to have to leave some people behind. Instead of them helping me move forward, they’re really only holding me back. In a video I watched, Lala Anthony said something that stuck out to me, she said “unfortunately some people in our lives have expiration dates”. I’ve always thought that people were meant to be in your life for your whole journey. I felt that if they started with you, they should finish with you. When in reality some of those people you “started” with don’t support you in the way you think they do. I have friends from back home who live here in Utah and I’ve been living here for almost 8 months. During the time I’ve been here I saw them once for about 3 minutes. Why should I continue putting effort into a relationship that is only important to me? If people want to walk out of your life let them, in hindsight they’re actually doing you a favor. I understand the concept of letting people go, but actually carrying it out is a little bit hard for me. I know what it feels like to be alone and I never want someone around me to feel that way, and it’s definitely why I am the way that I am. I have a really big heart that I wear on my sleeve, I like seeing the good in people and giving them countless chances, but it also takes a toll me. I’m realizing that as I enable people who take advantage of me, I’m really only hurting myself. I don’t want to continue to water a dead flower, but it’s probably best for me to just move on with my life and wish others the best in theirs. As I think about how much better my life will be without having some people around to keep me from reaching my potential I know it’s necessary for me, even if it may be hard. Its time I start looking out for myself mentally and emotionally. I just gotta let people go.