Another chapter is about to end, another book is about to close. Looking back, a lot of things were experienced and a lot of lessons learned. New things were experienced and explored, a lot of mistakes were committed, but at the end of the day, it was rising from those mistakes that define who I am right now.
It all started with bursting my own comfort bubble. New things were introduced to me, and like a child, I was excited and a bit scared to go through it all. It took a bit of courage to get through the tough ones and a smile through the happy ones. Everything was come and go, so to speak. There were things that were hard to let go, there were experiences that were easily accepted. A lot of happy times, heartbreaks, sorrows, what-if moments, unforgettable moments, and times that you wish you could get back to and redo the things that should have been done. A lot of regrets, anger, disappointments but at the same time, there were a whole lot more of the happy times spent with family and loved ones. Those are the things that are most important in the past few chapters.
People have come and gone from my life and no matter what the ending of the relationship with each and every one of them, I am grateful for the things they have left behind for me to learn from. Some of them taught me that not everyone who becomes a friend is trustworthy – they will just take advantage of you. Some of them taught me that not everyone will be there when you need them no matter how much they tell you that you can call on them when you need them. And some of them taught me that, at the end of the day, you are responsible for your own actions. Well, it is not all negative as a lot of them taught me that there are moments that you should just let go and enjoy, take risks and see where it gets you. And if you fall, they are there beside you falling down with you as well. Some of those people taught me that it doesn’t matter what people think of you as long as you know you are doing the right thing and some of them also taught me that there is no sense hanging on to people who will only disappoint you in the end.
For every struggle that I suffered from, for every unforgettable moment that I will cherish until I expire, for every accomplishment that I have achieved, for every mistakes I have committed and for everything else that I have gone through, there are only a handful of people that I know of that stuck by me. I don’t know if it was by choice or what-not, but nevertheless, this is the one opportunity that I would like to thank them. My family had been there for me regardless of my shortcomings to them, my closest cousins became my best friends who offered shoulders to cry on when needed, my closest friends (well, you know who you are) for just being there even if there are no words spoken. I wouldn’t be where I am in my life today without your support, guidance, love, words of wisdom and comfort whenever needed.
This is not yet the end of everything. It’s just another chapter that is ending however, another book in my life is about to begin. New chapters, new characters, new experiences, new moments to be created and cherished. But it doesn’tnecessarily mean that the previous characters in my life’s previous book will be gone. Some of them may, but most of them will remain. And I don’t think they will ever be gone from the next book, anyway.
So, cheers to an unexpected ending and a new beginning of my own story book series.