In your 20s, it’s a fact of life that you’re going to make mistakes. If you’re not, you’re not growing as a person. I’ve made plenty of mistakes, and have paid for them, but I’m also thankful for them.
My mistakes have forced me to grow. They have forced me to look at the person I am, and who I surround myself with. They make you learn. You learn the type of person you are, what you want, what you will settle for, and what you will accept. And what you won’t.
I’ve been with people who weren’t good for me. Who didn’t better my life. It was only after they left, that I realized how toxic they were to me. I may have lost some time, but I learned.
I have let go of friends who made me feel bad about myself. Who never called to check on me. Who never bothered to invite me out. Who left me wondering, why are we even friends? I let them go, and I learned.
I have distanced myself from negativity and I’m a happier person because of it. Sometimes the people you surround yourself are doing nothing for you, and you need to evolve. Don’t feel bad for cutting ties, it’s a part of growing up. Live and learn.
We may make mistakes, but in the end, if you learn something from it, it’s just that.
A mistake is a lesson learned.
And if the lesson is truly learned, you will never make that same mistake again. I know I won’t.