Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! Today is day 24 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge. The topic for today is "write about a lesson you've learned the hard way." It takes me back to friendships especially in high school. I will refer to her as Daisy.


In high school I made a new friend (Daisy) and we would talk about everything and anything. We would walk home together, go to each others lockers during passing period, and pretty much do everything best friends do. If she got in trouble or needed help with her homework I would help her. I was there for her all the time and I didn't mind because that's what friends do.

Fast forward time to three years later. I started noticing she would copy how I looked as in I dyed my hair brown and she dyed it brown, I decided to cut it a little shorter and she did too, and she then started dressing the same way I would. I know best friends, well most of them will look similar but it got to the point where people started noticing as well. They started coming up to me during passing periods and would tell me that they noticed Daisy looking a lot more like myself. I was okay with that because we were friends and well if she likes my sense in style/fashion then go ahead, I am all for it!

One day we were walking home from school and we were talking about random things that happened throughout our day. We then started talking about my depression and she turned things around to herself. She started telling me she had it as well without being diagnosed with it. At the moment I felt like she was making fun of me. The reason why I say this is because she gave no signs, symptoms, and never seemed depressed. I was always with her and she was always laughing and just living which I admired. Later, I asked her several questions regarding depression and none of them indicated her having it.

Later that day I would question why she would say something like that. Was she trying to hurt me? First she was trying to look like me now she wants to act like me? I don't understand Why. I asked myself this for several days. I didn't want to lose our friendship. The final straw was when I noticed her and my first love talking more than usual. She knew how I felt about him. I trusted my boyfriend but I had heard so many things about Daisy that I didn't know what to believe. Daisy continued to act like everything was okay between us as if I wouldn't notice anything but I did.

I decided I didn't want to continue having a friendship with someone who didn't trust me enough to tell me what was really going on. Someone who pretended to care and love me when in reality she was just jealous/envious. Someone trying to look, act, and steal my life. After I decided to stop talking to her and told her myself she slowly started dressing like herself and acting like herself again. I was so upset for months because she caused our friendship to END. What I learned from this heart breaking experience is to talk to the person that is hurting you. Confront them. Talk to them about how you feel and if they don't understand you don't need them in your life. Sending positive vibes your way, xo elipoise.