…as long as you know how to deal with it.
For the last few years since high school, one of my biggest struggles has been dealing with loneliness. Not that I didn’t feel lonely at school, but I has constantly surrounded by people I knew which kind of distracted me.
Since I started uni, almost 3 years ago, I have been more lonely than ever. So I’ve tried to come up with a few ways to make myself feel better about it and make the most of it.
Being lonely has given me the opportunity to grow my confidence in public. From the beginning, I struggled to make friends at uni. So, I branched out and started wondering the city alone. I went for coffee alone and talked with waiters (who occasional helped me with assignments believe it or not) and I also found a hobby of visiting art galleries (which is much more enjoyable alone in my opinion).
Being alone made me worry less. I don’t need to think about other people’s needs and I can focus on my wants without consulting anyone.
It has allowed me to discover new places at my own pace. Of course visiting places with friends is always exciting. But you shouldn’t deprive yourself of adventuring just because you’re alone. Also, I always make mental notes of where I go, that way I can show my friends when we do eventually meet up.
For me personally, being alone isn’t ideal. I prefer to be surrounded by people. But if I’m being honest with myself, being alone has definitely also had a positive impact on me.