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People Come and People Go

It is a beautiful day to be alive.
Why?
…Because it is ALWAYS a beautiful day to be alive.
We need to remember that.
I feel like I personally (and maybe you too) sometimes take for granted the fact that I can wake up in the morning, take a deep breath, grab my coffee and live my life to the best of my ability.
That being said…
One thing I have learned recently is that sometimes I also take for granted that I can make my own choices in life. I control my life, it does not control me.
&& You do too.
This is our life to live, nobody else can live YOUR life.
And you are the people you surround yourself with.
I’m sure you have heard this saying before, but right now I am learning just how true those words are.
People are important.
People come in your life for a reason and sometimes we take don't realize how important to your life they are or how not so important.
There is always a reason for people walking into your life.
Always,
Some are meant to stay and some are meant to only be there for a little while.
It is up to you to decide what role these people have in your life.
If you are in high school, you may think your friends right now will be there for you the rest of your life. Sometimes this is true and sometimes this is not. Some of my best friends right now were my best friends in high school – but sadly, some of those friends from high school will slip away.
And that is ok. That is what we call life.
You will never forget those people and while they were in your life they helped change you and made you who you are.
And the same goes for college.
You always hear that you meet your bridesmaids in college.
And you never know... but do know that you have your whole life in front of you.
You could meet your new best friend tomorrow. Life surprises you.
There are no set rules for friendships and life.
So don’t let anybody tell you there are.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately because I recently had someone come into my life by surprise.
I never thought I would be friends with this person or ever even talk to this person, but that all changed the first day they said hello to me.
And from there I thought they would be in my life for a long time.
It was one of those, ‘how did I ever live without you?’ moments.
Well, now I know why.
People change, you change, and we all change.
I had an epiphany…
Maybe that person came into my life for a reason and left my life for a reason.
I am forever changed because of this person and my outlook on the world will never be the same.
But now they are gone and I am ok.
And if you have been in a similar situation then you know that everything will always be ok in the end.
I am telling all of you this because we all go through something like this in our daily lives. And it can hurt. Maybe you have lost someone or maybe even someone has lost you. But as they say…
NO REGRETS.
So cliché, I know.
But you cannot regret the people that enter your life or leave your life or the breaths you take each day.
Life is always going to be a mess, but remember it is a beautiful one.
So wake up each morning and take control of the day, don’t let the day control you.
You will always meet new people, some will stay and some will go, but always remember they were there for a reason and you will forever be a better person because of it! 
And as always, #ShopHopes!
XOXO,
Julianne

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