Being alone can sometimes be really nice. No one to bug you when you’re netflix binging or judge your personal hygiene or hog your snacks.
I like being alone now and then. Especially when I’ve had a rough work week and I just need quiet.
Yes, being alone can sometimes be nice.
Being lonely, however… is never nice.
That pit in your stomach. That ache in your heart. The need to connect with someone right at that moment. Feeling hopeless and trapped because there doesn’t seem to be a way out of this loneliness.
Sometimes you don’t have to be alone to feel lonely. You may physically be close to someone and still feel alone. So alone that all you can do is pretend you’re not.
I think that’s because it’s really hard to admit that you feel lonely in general.
It’s not like you can just text someone you know and say, “hey, I feel really alone right now. I’d like someone to talk to.”
Oh wait a second. You can.
There’s no reason not to. Chances are pretty much everyone around you has felt lonely before.
I know I have.
I’ve felt a lot of things. Depressed, scared, angry, frustrated, embarrassed, bored, sad… the list goes on and on.
But amongst all the negative feelings, loneliness? Oof, that one feels the worst.
I feel lonely right now. Everyone is asleep at my place. Feels like the whole world is, honestly. I tried watching a show and reading blog posts to distract myself, but there is this constant nagging in my head that won’t go away.
So you know what I’m gonna do? I’m going to turn to Andy, softly wake him up (it’s the weekend anyway) and tell him that I feel really lonely right now.
Don’t let your pride make you suffer. No one should have to feel lonely alone.