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The Most Important Thing I Learned in 2018

2018 taught me not all relationships need closure. 

I’ve always been the type of person that had to make sure I ended on good terms with someone if we were to go our separate ways. 

I’ve always made sure that nothing was left unsaid, and that the reason our friendship was over was clear to both of us.

I’ve always felt that if we didn’t have a proper goodbye, it would haunt me. 

2018 made me realize that not all people think that way, and I learned to accept it. I learned that I didn’t need the closure from them either. It didn’t haunt me like I thought it would. 

I learned that I might want closure, but there will always be people that come into my life and won’t care about what I want. People like that come and go. I know that I will not receive comfort by forcing them to give me the verbal closure I want. 

I let things happen on their own now, and let the chips fall where they may. As harsh as it sounds, not a single person on this earth owes you anything. 

Not all relationships have closure, and that’s fine. You will still be okay. 


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Elly M

Washington '20

Elly is a senior studying Biology at the University of Washington. She has a love for writing, reading, and all things science or beauty related!  
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