Without this heartbreak, I never would have taken the time to reflect on what I really want in life. I don't think I would have taken as many risks as I have. I don't think that Florida would have really become my home. I don't think that I would have realized how fabulous I truly am and just live life to the fullest. If he had stayed, my school life would have been different. I don't think I would have the same friend group that I do. I don't think my life would be as bright as it is now. That's not to say he didn't bring joy to my life; he did, we spent three years together. That just means that a part of me was not allowed to grow and I just didn't know it at the time. I credit him for helping me develop as a young woman when we were together and I thank him for letting me go.
Today I plan on celebrating me. I plan on celebrating all the progress I have made the last year. I'm going to spend the day doing all of the things I love to do. I plan on spending time outside, going shopping, eating froyo, and going out with my best friends. I plan on dancing like no one's watching, enjoying my beers, and just being myself. I hope that you guys will participate in this virtual celebration, too! I'm so thankful for everyone I've connected with through blogging and I hope you'll go out for froyo and beers. If you're single, maybe kiss a few frogs tonight, too ;)