7. Sometimes we outgrow friendships, and that’s okay.
This took me nearly all my 20s to realize and understand, and after much grief and confusion and fussing, I feel like it was just recently that I did. The friends I never thought I’d lose I lost, and the friends I never thought I’d make I made. People come and go whether it was our decision or not, and I’ve realized that that’s just a part of life. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad or you’re bad, it just means you’ve become different people on different paths. Hold them in your heart and be thankful for the friendship you’ve had with them, but when they start to hurt or hold you back, it’s time to let go. And that’s okay.