Upon reading the title of this post, most of you may be offended. Nobody likes loose change. It's heavy, it's loud, and it takes forever to save up enough to actually be worth anything. As an adult, when you find loose change, it often ends up in a jar or a drawer and is then hidden away until it's full and you finally decide to cash it in.
I don’t know about you but “Long-Distance” doesn’t conjure up the best of feelings in the pit of my stomach. To me, long-distance always meant goodbyes and promises of calling each other regularly that not so slowly turned into phone tag then silence. My first experience with “long-distance” was in sixth grade when one of my closest friends moved from five minutes away to 20 minutes away- and man, let me tell you—it was ROUGH. We went from having the freedom of seeing each other practically whenever we wanted to having to plan hang outs, check our schedules AND our parents schedules, and coordinate drop off and pick ups. And don’t even get me started on the rollercoaster of emotion we both went through as she navigated her new school and made new friends (and then wanted me to MEET them, the nerve of her!). But lo and behold, that 20 minutes didn't stand a chance when it came to our friendship.
Everyone in your life knows you've been hit, and hard. You can't hide it no matter what you do. Even the most stoic person shows signs. The changes in behaviour may be subtle, or it might seem like you've been possessed by a body-snatcher you are so different. And everyone reacts differently.
Relationships with other people are great and they can teach you many things. Relationships can teach you what you want in future relationships and what you do not want. However, establishing a relationship with yourself first can be beneficial. Loving yourself and practicing self-love first before entering any relationship can be important.
I have to confess I had an ulterior motive for volunteering to look after the book stall at the village fete. Not only would I have first pick of the books, but it was nicely situated in a large tent so no matter what the weather conditions, I would be protected.
(Just to note: I am strictly referring to friends in this piece unless stated otherwise. This is not directed towards family or the like.)
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It does not make me mad or hate you. Your feelings are completely valid. I just want to know, who hurt you. Who hurt you so deeply that they have left this much of a mark on you. That you see the slightest hint of, that you run as fast and as far as you can. I can't even begin to imagine, comprehend what you have felt.
Because you cannot live in this vast world alone, you definitely need to learn how to live with people. A life coach would help you with that. But on top of living with them, you need to know who to and who not to include in your list of friends. This article explains the five people you should avoid and five people you should associate with in life.
When I was a little girl, I was bullied; bullied for what I looked like, bullied for the way my face was, for how fat I was. People always said the meanest words to me. Being called a pig, a cow, poison, because I had freckles. I was a nobody to them. Forty four kids called me names and bullied me on a daily basis. It was hard and difficult to deal with.
A few weeks into March of 2017, I got a phone call from my oldest/longest standing friend I have to date. Andrew Swain and I met in middle school when we were 11 years old and are still friends to this day, 20 years later. We rarely talk on the phone, if ever, and mainly keep in touch when I go back home to Colorado every year or so. I remember being at the dog park with Maya when I saw Andrew’s name come up on my phone. My mind always immediately thinks the worst and this time was no different. “Andrew’s calling me, this can’t be good,” I thought to myself. And it wasn’t.
Does anyone else ever feel alone? Like not alone as in i'm by myself, but that even with all these people around you, you still feel like no one sees you?
There's a saying that "no man is an island." Roughly speaking, it just means that people aren't supposed to be alone. And, that's true. Nobody truly wants to be alone in this life. Nobody deserves to be alone.