Being alone for the holidays is a major challenge for many people. Holidays often conjure images of family, of warmth and the sharing of special time. Loneliness can be overwhelming when you have no one with whom to share holiday time.
Let 2018 be the year where you grow truly comfortable with yourself. Let 2018 be the year you can enter a room full of strangers and still feel whole. Let 2018 be the year where you no longer search for love, because you’ve grown to find it inside of yourself.
This was the year I realized that family doesn’t always mean love, and romance doesn’t always mean forever.
Please don’t think these feelings are going to remain. You will one day understand that loneliness is an okay feeling. Loneliness is something that you need to feel.
I refuse to settle for something that won’t fulfill just because I feel lonely or sad or empty. I refuse to take all of my loneliness and put it on another person’s back. I refuse to settle for a relationship that I don’t even really want.
A Capricorns shell is a tough one to break, but you once you do- you have them forever.
I hope you know that loneliness is not the answer. It’s not where you belong. It’s not what life comes down to.