Feeling lost and lonely? You’re not alone

Even when you are surrounded by a good family, amazing friends, fantastic teachers, and mentors you still have feelings of confusion and loneliness… you’re not alone.

This past year was a big one for many of my readers. Starting college is no joke. Old relationships die, new ones blossom, your high school boyfriend is no longer yours and someone you once called your best friend is miles away. Your family is back home tending to their own needs and your favorite teachers have new students. Its normal to feel lonely especially when the lights go out in your dorm room at night. I find myself catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror at least once a week and going “what the heck am I doing?” I am lost and a lot of times very confused. But I think that’s okay? I mean what better time to be confused or lost. I think it’s all about embracing the loneliness and calling it as me time instead. Rather than saying you are confused you are just making mistakes and finding your place in this big world.

I don’t have all the answers or amazing advice that can cure your loneliness/confusion. But I truly believe these emotions are temporary. In all honesty, I know no 18-year old that really has all their stuff together. We are all lost trying to figure out ourselves and our futures. So if you feel lost or alone talk about it with others because many are experiencing the same feelings you are. The older you get and the more you find yourself all those awful feelings will subside. Continue to stay positive and embrace the confusion. Live your life to the fullest even if you don’t know who you are or where you are going yet.

My 2019 word

Bold

Every year I make resolutions that seem to always fall through and never are achieved. I saw my favorite blogger and entrepreneur Emily Ley post on her story asking her followers to share their word for the new year. I decided to do the same on my Instagram page and was amazed at the results. Words like happy, myself, calm, simple etc.. were answered. As I scrolled through the results I kept trying to find a word that I wanted to be mine for 2019. Finally, I thought back to my college friends and a word we always say is bold. Be bold in every aspect of your life. Boldness is not one of my strong suits or a quality that people use to describe me. I can be timid and non-confrontational. I know what I want but am always hesitant to go for it. So this year I am deciding to be bold. Nothing is holding me back.

Bold according to dictionary.com can be described in three ways

1.not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring:

2.not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent:

3.necessitating courage and daring; challenging:

Boldness can be applied in every aspect of your life from raising your hand in class, wearing an unusual outfit or trying something new. I feel being bold is part of growing. How will you ever learn from mistakes without being bold? I know it can be difficult to do something that makes you uncomfortable whether it goes well or bad it is always a valuable lesson.

I challenge all of you to go outside of your comfort zone and be BOLD in 2019.