There was a time
it was unnoticed. The quiet, the silence. I enjoyed it. Being alone was enough for me. I was okay with being detached, I was okay with surface-level relationships. Hi’s and Bye’s , friendly conversations. Never really let anyone in. Never really got to know anyone. It was a pleasant isolation.
However, something changed. I began to notice the quiet, the silence. I began to realize the absence, the emptiness. Slowly, I wasn’t just alone anymore but lonely. I felt it. What it was to seemingly have nobody, and everyone I did have had someone else who they preferred over me. Soon, I began to long for deeper relationships. I ached for someone to let in. Someone to know. Isolation had gotten so so old.
So, I have begun a journey. One to meet new people and let them in. One to deepen the relationships of the people I know. I refuse to be alone. I refuse to get sucked into the vast black hole of loneliness. Striving to reach my full capacity in life, I will live to the fullest, building strong and lasting relationships. We were not meant to live life alone, but to thrive together and through each other. And that’s what I intend to do.