This year taught me that I’m stronger than I realize. It also taught me that I expect too much from people, and expect them to be something they’re not. It left me disappointed every time. Knowing that now just makes me more hopeful for the future though. People come and go, and I can’t make people stay because I want them to. The leaf will fall away from the tree when autumn comes regardless. When I meet someone who’s meant to stay, they’ll stay. Maybe it’s like gravity…the force of attraction is so strong but so natural that you forget it’s the one thing keeping our feet on the ground.