Senior Send Off: What I’ve Learned About Relationships

Everything I have learned about relationships and friendships.

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Senior Send Off: What I’ve Learned About Relationships

If there is one thing I have learned throughout my high school journey it is that the people who are supposed to be in your life will be in the end, and those who aren’t, were not supposed to be there.

My motto is that everything happens for a reason. After four years, it seems as though people care a lot less and seem to let fate take its course. However, this is not a bad thing. After four years, it becomes clear that not every relationship is worth fighting for. Some people are in our lives to teach us a lesson and to guide us to better things. The rest will fall into place.

With new friendships come the consequence of losing other friendships. With new boyfriends throughout one’s teen years, comes the possibility of a breakup. Every relationship can come to an end, but something should always be taken from it in the end. Relationships can help you find who you are.

They can also make you lose yourself. Toxic, pressuring people seem to challenge your character in your early adulthood. It is important to set yourself on the right path as the real world approaches quicker than we realize. Healthy people with positive energy should be surrounding you at all times.

Above all, put you before everyone. Of course, relationships with the people around you are important, but you come first. If you are happy with yourself, it will be much easier to love those around you and to find happiness in the relationships in your life. When high school is over, only a few relationships you have formed will actually stick with you, therefore you should care less about what people think, and more about how you feel.

It is much easier to love others, if you learn how to love yourself first.

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