On the surface, it may seem like I lost all of the things that I wanted the most – girlfriend, friends, apartment, money – yet I feel genuinely happy.
Despite my best efforts, those things slipped away, and admittedly that felt painful for a while.
Now I know that no matter what happens, I can be OK with myself; I can be my own friend.
You could say that I lost what I wanted, but got what I needed.
And I know that I haven’t truly lost those things.
I now have room for even more.