In order to be happy, you need to surround yourself with people who make you happy. This is common sense to everyone, however it is easier said than done, especially for me. Friends and family are the most important aspect in my life and I do whatever I can to please them. But when I care so much for someone who clearly doesn’t care that much for me, I often work even harder to please them. I like to think I’m fighting for what I love, but in reality it’s bringing me down. During high school I was never completely happy and once I graduated I knew to do so I needed to change who I surrounded myself with, so I tried it. It wasn’t easy to remove people who at one point meant so much, but I wanted to be happy and I knew that was the only way. Each year I have started to focus more on the people who genuinely really cared for me, and each year I’ve been a happier person. However, I have spent the last few months doing whatever I could to get someone to care for me as much as I do for them, and the last few months I’ve never been completely happy. After the effort put in, with nothing in return, I finally realized (with the help of my fantastic friends) that I needed to let go. After all, you wont be truly happy until you’re able to let go. This was the hardest one yet, but I knew it had to happen, and so did my friends. Right now I am surrounded by great people who love me as much as I love them, and who always know what’s best, and most importantly, who make me happy. Moving on and letting go is hard, especially if it is something you love, but working so hard for someone who doesn’t feel the same for you is a waste of time and energy. Life doesn’t last forever, so why spend it wasting time on people who in the end don’t matter? I’ve finally realized this, and so should everyone else, because everyone deserves to be happy and having a group of friends like mine will make that happen.