When Someone You Know Becomes Someone You Knew.
Jon Westenberg
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Thank you for this beautiful and honest text.

I have moved a lot in my childhood because of my dad’s job. And I found it very hard every time we moved away. You just have the time to build a life, to meet people, become friends with them, creating little habits, and then you have to do it all over again.

But I always felt there was a very positive side about this: it’s hard, but it’s very enriching. You meet a lot of new people, they are part of your life, they help you become who you are. Some you will stay in touch with, other are just a memory, but, like you said, you never regret meeting anyone. Even if the relationship ends badly, you always learn from it, you always grow thanks to it.

It might only be my optimistic side talking, but, even though it’s always hard on me to lose touch with people I was very close to, I always feel it’s just life: meeting new people, building a relationship — that may or may not last — and try to get all the positive things you can out of it. But I think you always should avoid feeling regret: it never gets you anywhere…