I turned 20 yesterday. The common question is, “so do you feel any older?” I never do. I can say something about the way I feel though, I’ve learned a lot and realized that the older you get the more important the relationships you have are. I have also learned that the friends I have now mean more to me than anything. Some I have known for a few months, others a few years and one even since I was a baby. These people have been my ride or die for as long as I can remember.
My family is always there as well. I have truly been blessed having my parents and brother in one home, happy and healthy. My extended family has grown, cousins have graduated college, gotten married, and moved away, and I don’t see them as much as I’d like but I know they are always there. Family and friends are the most important people you can have in your life, and after 20 years my opinion of that has never shifted. I have my friends, family and an amazing boyfriend who I have been lucky enough to get to know not just him but his family as well. I’ve been extremely blessed to get close with his family as well; they share an outpouring of love to everyone around them and really know how to make me feel accepted and comfortable around them. With that being said, I have also learned that things really do happen for a reason.
For a while I had a really hard time accepting things that happen in life, whether they are bad or good. Within the last month or so I have come to realize that everything is in God’s hands and anything that happens, happens for a reason. I’ve been trying to see the good in everything and try to make sense of everything that happens in my life. Everyone should try it; I promise it’ll make you happier!
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Psalm 118:8