Maybe I am just a grudge holder, but I think it is extremely important to acknowledge toxic people and know when, and how, to escape before the Final Friend Shit Show has its grand finale.
No one wants to be around all of the lovey dovey couples while having to be by themselves. Don’t do this because it is a really crappy thing to do to someone.
It’s completely normal to take time to understand the company you’re with and to learn their pace.
You need to regenerate, and however you decide to do that is your choice.
One single sentence motivates me to work harder than ever before: “I’m proud of you.”
Looking back at my 18-year-old self who was considering this option, I wish I could give myself a bit of advice.