I'm Content With The Life I Have Right Now Because My Family And Friends Help Me Keep It Fulfilling

I'm Content With The Life I Have Right Now Because My Family And Friends Help Me Keep It Fulfilling

I think for now it's okay to navigate the waters that currently there for me.


Love is everywhere. okay, maybe not everywhere but it is in most places in my life with God, my friends, and family. I think the love that I currently have in my life is all that I need. I do think that as I go on in life, love with start to grow in other aspects for me, but I think for now its okay to navigate the waters that currently there for me.

God is someone who is always a constant in my life, he's always there for me on good days and bad days. I feel like it is crazy that he knows his plans for me already, but while it may sound/look crazy, he does it out of love. He loves us all and is always sprinkling himself into our lives which I think is magical.

My friends know that I'd bend over backward for them (okay when I'm not crazy busy). Our love is more than just the pictures we take and the memes that we tag each other in. I cherish all of the friendships that I have, whether the memories are past or present.

My family means the world to me, I don't know what I'd do without them. It is always hard for me to put into words how I love them. I like that I'm able to connect with my extended family through texting, calling, and facetime, and I think that's where my love for them mostly lies.

The visits each time to them do my heart and my soul good with all the laughter that takes place, so when I don't get to see them for a while it makes my heart sad. My family at home in Georgia/Florida, I also have a love for them as well because I know that they will always be there for me, and vice versa. Through thick and thin, we always will have a bond like no other and I think that bond will forever grow in time just as our family grows and changes.

Love is where it needs to be in my life right now and I am so grateful for that. My journey with #mypeople isn't over yet and I'm excited to see what is to come!

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.

Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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My Boyfriend's Family Helped Me Find My Home Away From Home

Taking "home is where the heart is" to a new level.


I have always heard that one day I will find a place that will feel like my home away from home, specifically with my significant other. Honestly, I couldn't envision loving a place like the way I do my hometown, let alone love it even more. Nonetheless, here I am, sitting in the Little Rock, Arkansas airport tearing up as I say goodbye to my home away from home.

Let me tell you about my hometown. I live in a relatively small town in Wyoming and it has always been my home. My family, friends and work are here in Wyoming. But, there happens to be this man who has my whole entire heart. His hometown is a little town in Arkansas, that also happens to be 17 hours away from me. I came to visit him in his hometown for the first time ever. Not only to see Arkansas for the first time but to see him for the first time in a month and to have the opportunity to meet his family.

I won't lie, meeting parents for the first time is definitely nerve-wracking. It's not that I am hard to get along with, it's the fact that I want them to love me because I love their son and I couldn't conceptualize that ever changing. From the moment I stepped into their home, I was welcomed with big arms and beautiful smiles. His family welcomed me, a complete stranger, into their home with no questions asked. Right away I knew I felt like I was home.

Finding your home away from home is easy to recognize. Home is a place full of love and laughter and that is what I found in Arkansas. It was a second home that I felt comfortable in. Feeling comfortable somewhere is not always the easiest feeling to grasp. For me, I feel the need to be in a comfortable place to be myself and call it "home."

I believe that it is essential for everyone to have a "second home" or a "home away from home." Having a second family can and does provide so much more love in my life I never knew I needed. I of course do and always will love and adore my family with my whole heart and soul but having these other people in my life gives me so much assurance that I'll always be surrounded with love and happiness. You can never have too many friends, too much family and certainly never too much love. So thank you. Thank you for welcoming me, loving me as your own, and showing me that having a home away from home is such a positive part of my life.

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