To All The 'Friends' That Left Me Behind Along The Way

To All The 'Friends' That Left Me Behind Along The Way

I'm officially moving on to bigger, better things with my real friends.

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I am doing great without you! In fact, I am doing better than I was when we were friends. You see now that you have officially exited out of my life I cannot help but feel relieved.

Don't get me wrong, our friendship started out great, if not amazing. Whether we connected through high school, or college, etc. every bond with the few of you that thought I was not good enough to remain in your life, started out fiery and bright.

We used to hang out weekly, if not spending every free second together.

We would share stories and give each other advice on how to go about our life situations. Whether it be with boys, school, or work, we were always there for each other.

This article is here to explain to you that I do not miss you. Because although our friendship started out on a positive note; soon our bond was broken due to unfortunate circumstances, or of course for absolutely no reason at all.

I was constantly there to support you no matter the circumstances, or regardless of how irrational you were thinking.

I was there during heartbreak and agony. I was there during the nights you thought you were not going to make it. It is a tragedy, really all that I did for you; when in reality you could care less about me. You quickly started talking behind my back, guilt tripping me, blaming me, gaslighting me, making fun of my passions and goals, creating a toxic environment for me, etc.

This article, of course, is not about one specific person; it is about many. So, for some of you, none of the toxic characteristics relate to you all. Some of you ghosted me after five years of friendship, others just recently removed themselves from my life. Whether this is on purpose or accidental, you know now that you are no longer allowed to hurt me.

Moving in from the matter, I have never been better.

This is due to my new-found self-love and my supportive REAL friends around me. I am succeeding with my academics, increasing work ethic, relationships that have and will continue, regardless of what you say.

You will no longer be able to make me feel less worthy than I am.

Unbelievable, I know that I am unwilling to be put down for others enjoyment, and plan to change on an extreme level. I deserve happiness and I am finally blocking you officially out of my life, like some of you thought you have already.

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13 Thoughts We've All Had While Living In A Dorm

I can't remember what a normal shower feels like.
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1. "I'm starving but there's nothing to eat and I don't want to walk to the dining hall."

2. "I can't remember what a normal shower feels like."

3. "I bet I could go another whole week without doing laundry."


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4. "I don't remember what I feels like to be rested."


5. "My neighbors are soooo annoying."


6. *tries unconventional ways to create more space*


7. "What's that smell?"


8. "I don't even know how to start cleaning up this room."


9. "I'm ready for a shower that doesn't have other people's hair stuck to the wall."

10. *sees someone taking up three different washing machines*

11. Having friends over in the dorm:


12. "Everyone in my dorm is sick so I'm probably next."

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Four Quarters Will Always Be Better Than Ten Dimes, And I'm Not Talking About Spare Change

Quality over quantity any damn day.

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"You would rather have four quarters than 10 dimes, 20 nickels, or 100 pennies," is a phrase that at first glance would seem to just be about money. But it actually contains a deeper meaning that could definitely serve as good advice when it comes to the friendships you have in your life.

As an ambivert, I have always found myself happier when I surrounded myself with a large group of friends. It gives you a sense of belonging, something that is a proven innate human desire. Having large groups can be fun, but they also equally have the chance of being toxic for you. There's no point in surrounding yourself with individuals if, at the end of the day, they don't make you happy. Often times you'll hang out with people just because you crave company, but not THEIR company. There is a very important distinction.

Don't let your loneliness or your desire for more friends allow you to be consumed into toxic friendships. Because I have been there and done that. Many times. It's not a fun experience. It took me time to learn, but I have learned the valuable lesson of less being more. When you eliminate extraneous beings from your life, you have more time to focus on your more important relationships and the most crucial one of all, the one you have with yourself.

I am very blessed to say that people that I am close to in my life genuinely care for me and my happiness because this was not always the case. It takes a lot of trial and error, and also greatly impacts your mental health, but finding the right friend group for you is definitely life-changing.

Choose your friends wisely, you don't want a wallet full of useless change.

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