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.