Reflecting On The Feeling Of Loneliness --- A Blog Response to Tainted Blues's "Loneliness" Post
"The Worse Loneliness Is Not To Be Comfortable With Yourself" - Mark Twain
This is my second Blog Response and I think I am going to continue doing these. I really love reading blogs that touch me and that I know will inspire other people and writing about them.
With that said, I wanted to write about the topic of Loneliness.
I was moved to write about this topic by the blog Tainted Blues from Isabelle Collins. Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good personal story that allows me to connect with the writer, that is why I loved her post because she describes Loneliness on a personal level.
While reading her post I was reflecting on my own life and the various times that I have felt lonely.
From middle school to high school to even now in college I still get this overwhelming feeling of loneliness that I can not seem to shake off. I can recall times where I would just be laying on my bed getting ready to sleep and tears would just start running down my face simply because I just felt this hole in my heart and kept hearing the same voice in my head reminding me that I am lonely.
I am not writing this to put step by step on how to get through loneliness because I feel like loneliness is a universal feeling. Everyone at some put will go through it whether it is for a short time or for a long period of time. What I am here to say is that when you are going through this feeling please do not look at it as being in a dark pit that you will never come out of. Instead, look at that moment in your life as a vulnerable time for you to start getting to know yourself & loving yourself.
IT IS DIFFICULT. I had to make sure I made that clear, a lot of times people say advice like " Get to know yourself" as if it is a piece of cake. I know it is not. Trust Me. As a person who has had a history of depression I know loving yourself and being okay with your own company can be taunting. But, it is POSSIBLE.
I definitely recommend reading Isabelle's post on Loneliness and just her blog in general because she speaks of feelings and circumstances that a lot of us are to afraid to talk about.
I really want my blog to be a safe place, so if you ever need someone to vent to feel free to shoot me a message on the contact page. Or lets talk on the comment section :).
Your Friend Always,
Nikki O. x