If you are feeling the weight of loneliness in your life, regardless of whether you’re single or not, just know that I’m there with you.
It’s feeling empty that makes you lonely.
You call it a mid-life crisis. But you’re only 20. You call it a mere season, but the nagging feeling has been there for seasons. Everywhere you turn, you feel unwanted, replaceable.
You’re never really happy. I’m certainly not. That’s a good thing. It means you’re always striving to do better. You hope the next piece will be better.
But while you’re in search of love, understand that a relationship isn’t supposed to fix you. You need to feel complete and comfortable on your own before you’re able to share your life with someone else.
It’s hard to deny that living in another country changes you.
Loneliness will show you how to pay attention to your own voice, to trust yourself.
To know depression is not failure. To know it is not weakness. To know there is no fault and no blame. To know how strong we really are to continue the fight when every breath is a battle won. To know we are doing the best we can, and that will always be enough.
Sometimes it feels like you have everything but it also means nothing. Sometimes it feels like you’re only putting on a show and now you’re running out of ideas.
“I’ll never understand why people call those who pay for company ‘pathetic’ like they’re above it or something. We’re all paying for it, some of it is just more overt than not. This guy was just a sweet, lonely dude reaching out to another lonely person.”