Lonely Doesn’t Mean Being Alone

Growing up is hard. We all know this. It’s hard to go through puberty and have a weird growth spurt and be 5’10 when everyone else is still 5’5. It’s hard when none of your jeans are long enough and all the sudden your feet are actually the size of Lebron James’ feet. It’s hard to suddenly go from being BFF with your parents to the sudden realization that being tight with your parents is kind of looked down upon. Don’t even get me started on the change of fashion and the fact that you’re just supposed to KNOW how to act around this guy that you suddenly noticed is HOTT. (double t)

Growing up is hard. But I think the hardest part is realizing that people change. All the sudden these people you grew up with become people you barely know. Your interests change. Your mutual friends change. That person you know becomes the person you knew.

My group of friends has changed countless times in the past ten years and if I’ve learned anything from this experience it’s that being lonely isn’t about being alone. It’s about being surrounded by the wrong group of people. The people in your life should be there to support you, to hold you up, to encourage you, and to bring out the best parts of you. They should be there to remind you of who you are when you’ve forgotten.

If the people in your life don’t do this for you- find new people.

Life’s too short to spend time with someone who doesn’t appreciate you for you.

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