//Going Forward//

Sometimes in life, things just don’t work out.

This is a something I have learned over and over. Life doesn’t always go your way, but you have to move on. Become stronger.

Right now I’m in the middle of the becoming stronger part.

Anyone who knows me, they know I dated the same person on and off for the past few years. In the beginning it was the timing, we both kept switched between schools and would be in the place for maybe 3 months at a time.

The last time we were on, we both thought that this would be it. We thought the timing was perfect, we loved each other , everything seemed to be moving forward.

But life doesn’t always go to plan.

As most couples do we talked about the future together. We had all of these plans. A month later he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The same disease he had seen his father suffer with for most of his life.

We tried to handle the news as well as any two 20 somethings could. But he didn’t want me to live the same life he had seen his parents live. So out of love we broke up, and 4 months later he left to live in Pakistan, for good, with his father and to help his family.

So now I’m at the part in life’s tough were I get stronger. But believe me it’s not easy. I go to a school were married couples are in large numbers. So as I walk around campus it’s hard not to feel a sting of pain. But it’s getting easier. I’m focusing on school and what to do when I graduate next year.

I guess the message I felt like sharing from this chapter in my life, is that life doesn’t go as planned, but it’s alright. We just need to pick ourselves up and keep going, even if it takes a while for us to get up again.

This is the most personal post I’ve ever written, but I just felt like it was time.

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