He did change me. It may seem sad, but God places some people in our lives for only temporary periods. It teaches us that the Lord is the only one whose presence is forever lasting in our lives. Lean on Him, not people. But love the people He places in your life with His Spirit.
'Beautiful Place' turns into sweatpants and Netflix far too often... But I'm okay with that. Being able to watch Doctor Who and Sherlock /is/ the equivalent of going to a beautiful place, a beautiful world. In my mind they will always be out there protecting us, making the world just a bit brighter; and you know what, I'm thrilled to be living in a time and place where I can enjoy it.