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Adventures Can Be Lonely

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.” ~ Haruki Murakami

Moving five states away is an adventure, yes. Buying a new home and starting a job — exciting, yes.

Leaving your friends . . .your family. . .everything that was yours, behind, not so much. As the days pass, the sharp pangs of missing them and hearing their voices get less sharp but never go away.

Realizing that you can’t go back to your family every weekend is necessary. It gives you time to explore your new surroundings.

For the introvert, it is a hard thing to meet folks. Hard enough to learn the names and idiosyncrasies of new co-workers, let alone introduce yourself to others outside the work place.

Church is a given but still it takes time and trust to . . .oh I don’t know. I don’t like wasting time with useless small talk. It is difficult to discuss current events such as movies and music when I’m more of a meat-n-potatoes current events of national importance kind of girl.

Today was difficult. I had planned to visit my kids for Easter but unforseen circumstances made that impossible. I wanted to work outside but it was dreary and cold and drizzly. And I was on my own.

Everyone seems so far away at times like this. Text messages and phone calls help. They just aren’t the same.

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