Friday, June 4, 2010

Lonely 2.0

Thanks to everyone for the kind words on the lonely post. It is amazing to me that so many of us feel alone. I was also mentioning this to the stylist where I get my haircut, and she and another stylist echoed my lonely sentiments and lamented how tough it could be to make friends in the area where we live.

It is absolutely shocking to me how many of us feel this way! I know several who commented either on the post or to me privately in real life, and I know they’re likeable, kind, friendly, normalish people (I say normalish endearingly – what is normal, anyway, and are any of us really normal? I vote no.)

It makes me want to find meaningful ways to connect those of us who struggle with feeling alone, but what can I do? As I mentioned before, a sliver of me is afraid to get in the game for fear of rejection but I think I’m about to get over it. I will keep you all posted.

I wanted to thank you all of validating my feelings of being alone. Although I would love to have more and deeper relationships with real, live in the flesh friends where I live, I appreciate the virtual support I get from the comments you leave and from people who let me know that they read my blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I hope to eventually supplement these friendships with real ones and I will keep you all posted on my quest for more real friends!


  1. My quest for REAL friends continues as well! Good luck to US! :) hehe

  2. I feel the same way! It's really tough to find normalish people in real life - actually it sounds odd but later this month I'm having a party with three of my friends - and everyone has to bring a low-drama awesome person so that we can get a group of friends going! It's definitely a big effort for something that seems like it should be natural. Good luck in your quest ;)


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