come and gone.

A jolt of nostalgia just hit me this morning. I can’t believe that was all a year ago – my time at university was so, so brief, yet made such a strong impact on my day-to-day. I never in a million years pictured myself here. My plans changed day by day, and now, here I am. 

But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Stop and think and remember.

So many people have passed through my life in the last couple of years, along the way making their mark. Even though I don’t hang out or talk to some of those same people as much anymore, I was able get something positive out of my knowing them. Certain friendships/relationships inevitably dwindle down from what they once were, but this isn’t always a bad thing. It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve finally learned not to feel so hurt, scorned, or rejected by those who left. In turn, I’ve come to appreciate those who remain all the more.

Time has gone by

And I feel less and less nostalgic about that time in my life. I look back now with fondness instead of longing and those lingering regrets are gone now. The months that were hardest have come and gone, and I’m so thankful I didn’t crack under the pressure. I still have my shortcomings and I’m prone to making mistakes more often than I’d like, but I’m happy with how far I’ve come.