Realization 1 : You can only do so much for someone and still end up unappreciated. Invest your effort, time and feelings in people who see your worth. Don’t cross oceans for people who won’t even brave a puddle for you.

Realization 2 : Change is inevitable but no matter how dynamic life goes, you must learn how to go with the flow without leaving people hanging. Say goodbye properly, show respect by giving them the closure they deserve, then go on with your life.

Realization 3: It is not the job of the receiving end of a ghosting situation to seek closure. No matter how valuable and important the other person is, self-respect and self-love must be given prime importance. You are worth your weight in gold. You are enough. Never forget that.

Realization 4: Tough times reveal who your true friends are. Distance and lack of time together is not a hindrance if the love and bond is built on a sturdy foundation. Find your tribe and love them hard.

Realization 5: Chase your dreams, chase waterfalls, chase your passion but never, ever, ever chase people who already turned their back on you. Hold on to the good memories, breathe out all the negativity, learn from them, then let go and carry on.

Realization 6: Forgiveness is the key to a beautiful outlook in life. Everyone is going through something and everyone’s actions have underlying reasons, even those who hurt you. Be kind always and forgive anyway. Whether they ask for it or not, free yourself from the burden and simply forgive.

Realization 7: Difficult days don’t last. It is your responsibility to see the silver lining in every situation. Count the joy in every trial.

Realization 8: Give yourself time to heal. Go where you feel most alive. If that means going on a trip somewhere, getting lost in the woods, a day at the beach, or in my case, long hikes, then go for it!

Realization 9 : Guard your heart and be very careful with who you let in your life. Choose who you interact with. A companion of fools suffers harm.

Realization 10: Remember that you can always run back to your First Love. Love never fails. If it fails, then it isn’t love. Go for that love which will never do so. His. 💚