My Peer Counselor Michael from ASP at UCLA once told me that in life you want to keep friends and acquaintances that will take you to better places in life, who are not going to hold you down, and who are going to be there for you. It is like percentages. You want to keep people who are provided you 60-70%. I finally understood what that meant.
Over the last few days, I have witness a lot of transformations. I have burn bridges in my life with people who bring negative energy. I have surrounded myself with new people. My social circles have changed over this week.
We all are going to have different kinds of social circles. I personally have multiple: Queer friends, party friends, club friends, studying friends, and close friends. I have this tendency to mix my friends. I usually consider all my friends very important to me. Even if I do not get to see them all the time. I am a very forgiving person. I need to learn not to mix my friends around, in order for me to not get hurt and burn bridges. I need to make sure my close friends are not my smoking or drinking friends.
My grandpa died last week. I was not able to do anything. I could not go visit him in El Salvador, as the current immigration system is broken. I could not do anything that night but to cry myself to sleep because I had no one to be there for me.