A Journey of Thousand Miles Starts with Single Step

Topics: High school, English-language films, Friendship Pages: 1 (443 words) Published: November 7, 2011
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I have recently learned how true this statement is and started to realize that it applies to just about everything in my life. From college, to getting over the loss of a good friend, to starting new relationships.

Ever since I was a little girl I talked about going to college. As I got into high school I started to receive letters and information from different colleges. But the fact that I was actually going to go didn’t hit me until I had to start picking out and narrowing down the college I wanted to go to in my junior year. Now that I’m entering my second half of my senior year I have to pick out which colleges I apply to and soon will attend.The rest of my life started with the small step of dreaming of going to college. Over the past few years I have lost many close and dear friends. Each time I received the bad news that someone else had passed away the pain I felt was unbearable and like my whole world came crashing down. Time went on and I have learned to accept that no one lives forever and that it was just that persons time to pass on. I have also learned to think of each persons life as a blessing and that the end is not a horrible thing but just makes us appreciate each person around us more.After losing so many people in a short period of time I became very wary of making new friends. For some reason I thought that if I got to know someone new I would lose someone else. I kept pushing people away, trying to protect myself from feeling more pain. Thankfully over the summer I had a chance to realize that I thought wrong. There were so many people around me that wanted to be my friend and I was losing out. By the time I got back to school my whole attitude had changed. People that I had pushed away were still willing to be my friend and I accepted them. Now I have some really great friends that are there to help me out whenever I need them. Most important thing I feel...
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