” People are in your life for seasons”
Kanye West : Heard them say.
That is a song lyric that I reflect upon from time to time.
It puts me in a state of mind that releases all regret.
I spent far too long regretting what was out of my control.
Seven years ago, I felt like I was on top of the world.
My part time job was fantastic.
I started my first relationship with someone who I clicked with.
I was apart of a circle of friends that shared a common interest with.
The sky was the limit for me.
One day, everything fell apart.
My eyes opened so wide that I began to see everything for what it really was.
My relationship had no meaning to my significant other.
At the time, I was not ready to take things to another level with someone whom I barely knew.
I learned from MySpace that there were other women in the picture as well.
I broke up with him on Valentine’s Day .
I was laid off from my job after working for a year and four months.
My circle of friends was not what it appeared.
Being unemployed made me feel a little down and they only seemed to drag me even further into the darkness.
My closest friend relished the fact that things were falling apart for me. She started to hang with my other friends and ditch me.
There was another who succeeded in her plot to tear us apart.
It was hard to climb out of the darkness but, I did.
I spent almost three years all alone and broke.
God helped me through it all.
He never gave up on me and I believe he never will.
After all that I endured in the past seven years, God led me down a path of self discovery.
When I felt like I was a failure, he convinced me to continue.
My mother stayed by me trying her hardest to help me cope.
Even when others tried their best to make me feel inferior, she came to my defense.
At this moment, I am not taking this time for granted.
I believe that there is always a silver lining to every cloud.
Mine is showing itself little by little.
For those who read this and are dealing with a situation, know that it will get better.
The opinions of others do not matter so long as you believe in you.
There is no timeline in life.
No one knows what the set path is.
All that a person can do is keep on going
If you feel like you want to end it consider what you will miss.
Believe in yourself regardless of what others think.
Never let go of your dreams.
Don’t allow anyone to make you feel inferior.
Things will work out in the end.
Kanye West was correct in his lyric that ” people are in your life for seasons, and anything that happens is for a reason”.