Say you’ll never let me go.. ♫ 

(I swear The Chainsmokers’ latest hit has been stuck on my head for a good two months already…)

Out already on the 6th week of the year, I wouldn’t say I’ve been going through unhappy situations in my life but rather encountered instances where I determined who are meant (and need) to stay in my life and those who don’t deserve it.

In this world of black and white, the people who matter to you are the ones who give colour to it. For instance, recently, I bumped into an old pal of mine who cut me off from his life about a few years back because of someone he’s currently dating (who was once an old, close friend of mine too). The latter unfortunately did me wrong but ended up strongly disliking me. Fast forward present day, during that short encounter when I called out the old pal he saw me and went back to his business as if I were invisible. I tried calling him again and he finally recognized my presence but it was in the flatness of his voice tone that I felt he wished he didn’t acknowledge me.

However, there are people who are meant to stay. They make time for you, they value YOU as a person, they value the relationship you have with them. They lend their ears when you need a shoulder to cry on. They don’t ask you to change, they don’t let other people’s words sway what they think of you. They defend you. They randomly send you texts of endearment and encouragement. They run to you. They make you feel their presence; how they’ll always be there for you. Years may pass, you may not see each other, they’ll hit you up when they’re in town. They make you a better person. They make you feel that you matter. They are truthful and sincere. They love you for who you are. They make your life better. These are the people whom you should keep dear to your heart. They truly deserve your attention.

You don’t have to try to be a puzzle piece trying to fit in a masterpiece of someone else’s life. Not everyone you lose is a loss. People grow up. People choose, eliminate, collect and select. People come and go. And that’s okay. 

Losing people can cause your heart cuts, bruises, scabs. But the perfect antidotes to those remedies are the ones that you gain and stay. 

I’m nearly twenty. I’ve probably met more people than what I’ve gained and lost combined.  It’s been a thrilling ride of up’s and down’s of the good and bad in between. But I wouldn’t have that kind of journey any other way. 🙂

Spread the love, folks.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

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Forever 21 Blazer
Bershka Sheer Tank Top
American Eagle Jeans
Forever 21 Nude Wedges