As your whole world shifts, it is easy to get lost in the newness being both frightened and excited by the transition from childhood to adult. While everything may be changing and you may feel slightly adrift fear not, the moorings that have always anchored you, the pillars that provided safety and guidance, will never leave you.
Regardless of your age or station, these pillars in your life will always be there to provide you strength, guidance, friendship and love. While they will not always be with you physically, their influence will be unending. While growth will sometimes be painful and you’ll yearn for your childhood, look forward and look upward. Understand that with every discomfort or every failure comes an opportunity to learn, to grow and succeed. Don’t be afraid to fail! Be more afraid of not trying.
Throughout your life, you’ll find yourself feeling adrift for different reasons and different transitions. At each of these points, you will always think back on the guidance and love that was given by family and friends that became family. In many cases, you’ll reach back out to these pillars for advice and that’s okay.