Sometimes you just have to ebb on expectations and go with the flow. With life you have to maintain a balance though: ebb too far back from family or friends and you lose touch completely; flow too far forward towards family or friends and you become overwhelmed. Family is the sand that grounds you, friends are the sea that takes you to new places. Stay on the sand too long and you stagnate; stay in the sea too long and you become lost.
Balance is key.
Remember where you came from, or where you travel, and who you meet, won’t mean much in the end.