We are very aware of what we are told about people, growing up. Some people are meant to stay in your life and others are not. Some we know briefly and others long-term. There is no rhyme or reason to why that is sometimes, but we keep living anyway. Some we knew wouldn’t stay or are actually okay with the fact that they are no longer in our lives. But some leave a mark. Here are three people you’ll always miss:
1. The Best Friend That Got Away
Not the “one” that got away, but the friend. Regardless of how long you’ve known this person they are probably one of the best people you’ve ever known and at one point they were your best friend. But just like we are told, life gets the best of us and drifting apart is something that can happen with even the greatest in our lives. You don’t really know what happened. Maybe there was a fight that broke the bond. Maybe you moved far away from each other. Or maybe you just drifted apart due to other priorities. At this point, you may have even forgotten why because all you know is you wish they were still in your life. They taught you things, they laughed with you and knew you inside and out. You’ll always miss this person, especially if you grew up with them, because those are the most precious and influential years of your life. You’ll always remember the sleepovers, the time spent making up random things to do, sharing memories with each other and each other’s families and learning about all of life’s hidden treasures along the way. You’ve moved on, you’re doing just fine, but you’ll never ever forget them.
2. The Teacher That Changed Your Mind
Another year, another round of teachers or professors standing up there doing their thing. You sit, you take notes, and rest your chin on your hand as your elbow keeps it stable, watching the clock….tick tick tick tick. Same routine, but you’re used to it. Then one day, you walk into the class of a fresh, new semester, and you are never the same. You see a charming professor with a bright smile and polished briefcase resting on the desk. He asks how you are all doing and spends the rest of the day doing just that. You think, this guy actually cares about who is in this room? And then you’re hooked. For the rest of the year you can’t wait to get to class, you can’t wait to hear what he has to say or what stories or lessons he is going to share. He’s inspiring, he’s helpful, he’s understanding, he’s unbelievably smart, he’s motivating, he’s encouraging and he wants the absolute best for all his students. This is the teacher that you may had a bond with, whether you were on a name-to-name basis, or admiring from afar. He changed your outlook on learning and you will forever be grateful for it.
3. The Relative With Unfinished Business
Losing someone will always be the hardest part of life. It’s the hardest concept to grasp. Some have lost many and some have lost only one. It may have been tragic or it may have been expected. But one thing is for sure. There are certain people that we will lose with whom we have unfinished business. This person was a huge part of your life and just like that they are gone. It was heartbreaking. You didn’t know what you’re life would be like without them or if you could even do it. But you did. You’re just fine. And you moved on. The unfinished business part doesn’t come until later. When you are having a hard time making a decision and you stop out of nowhere and think “what would so and so say.” You find yourself pausing at different times during your life where you wish you knew what this person would have done. You’re a lot older now and you know they only knew you for a certain amount of years. They don’t know this older, wiser and more experienced you. Even though they are looking over you and watching you grow, it isn’t the same to us. But they are in your heart and forever they will stay.
Missing someone doesn’t always mean that you need them back because sometimes that just isn’t possible. You can miss someone and know that because of them, you are better.