As I reflect on my life I reminisce on the different stages of my life. I have been a shy little girl, an observant teen, an unapologetic young adult, and have grown into a confident woman. Throughout these “stages of change” I have also transitioned between friends. I have always been a person to value friendships. It has always been hard to call it quits, because I always feel like friendships should last forever. One of things I appreciate about my circle now is that they appreciate me for who I am, they love me for who I am, and they allow me to be who I am.