Note to Self: Why I Am Thankful For Change 

By Emily Tao

Recently coming out of a three and a half year relationship I’ve learned a lot not only about the world, but myself and people in general. I obviously was very upset as it was a serious relationship and he was somebody who has been in my life for 13 years. I lost one of my best friends in the process not just a partner. I’ve had to come to terms that you cannot control people’s action- you can do whatever you can but if it’s not reciprocated you have to keep moving on.

To me actions speak louder than words and I’ve gone through a lot to stick with that. It might be hard to not dwell on the past but with change things can get better with time. In this case it started out as a bad change, but as I look back on this might be one of the best things that could have happened to me. I’ve been able to experience life more and not be grounded to one person. I’ve put myself out there this year and have been able to make more friends and do more things, which would not have been possible if this change in my life never happened. I thought this was something that would weigh me down forever but I see there is so much more to life than this, there are so many different opportunities and things that anyone is able to do.

I realize my self worth and know I am deserving of the great things life has to offer me. You only have one life and knowing that I don’t want to live with any regrets, this change is something I am actually thankful for and can truly appreciate that now. I want to keep moving on with my life and be happy and full. I am proud of the person I am and the person I am becoming.

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