At some point last month, I had an epiphany. I rely too much on other people to make me happy and the majority of those people aren't nearly as invested in my happiness as I thought they were. I believe they care about me; I truly do. But they aren't giving me the support I so desperately crave.
On the other hand, I have a couple of really amazing people in my life who support me strongly and fiercly. Why was I wasting my energy being hurt by the people who can't be bothered when I should be focusing my time on myself and the people who are there for me? And when this epiphany took place, I think it may have changed my life. At least for one small speck in time, I decided that I am in control. Of MY happiness.
It's gonna be a great life!