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Living alone for the first time in 6 years has at times been a difficult adjustment. 🙃 It’s mad

Living alone for the first time in 6 years has at times been a difficult adjustment. 🙃 It’s mad

Living alone for the first time in 6 years has at times been a difficult adjustment. 🙃
It’s made me aware of the ways that I haven’t been putting myself out there socially for a long time. 😬
At my last 2 places, at any given time there were at least 3 people living in the house with me (sometimes up to 6! 😱).
I could afford to not leave the house very often, but still feel like I was being social, because there were always so many people around. 👯‍♀️
Since I’ve been living alone on a different side of town, I see that I don’t actually get very many invites to do things with friends. I think it’s because I said “no” too many times to too many people, and they stopped asking. 🤷🏼‍♀️
I used to run into several people a day without even leaving, but now it’s just me and my dog and my cat all day. 🐶🐱
I threw myself a pity party for a few days, looked for attention from the wrong person, and then woke up and realized it doesn’t have to be this way. I don’t have to feel lonely or alone. 🙌🏻
I may have been socially lazy before and turned into a bit of a hermit, but that’s over. I’m smoking less weed and being more social, 2 things I should have been doing long ago. 💪🏻
Now every time I talk to a friend, I invite them to do something with me, and let them know that even though I’ve said no to a lot of invites, I’m ready to say yes now. 🤗
It feels weird (uncomfortable) to be so open and vulnerable, as to admit to people I admire that I’m feeling lonely and need some friends, but the alternative is not one that I’m okay with, so I keep opening up and reaching out. 🤗
If you’re feeling lost or lonely in your life, don’t be afraid to reach out to the people you know, even if you haven’t seen or spoken to them in what feels like an inappropriately long time, and let them know how you’re feeling. They care about you, I promise. 😊
I care about you too, and I want to remind you that no matter what, you are loved, and your presence here matters! 💗
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Thanks @acrowithjon for coming over yesterday and being such a good friend. You’ve been there for me in the good times, the bad times, and the weird times, and I’m so grateful for you. 🙏🏻
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Both rocking @aloyoga 😊

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