I often choose to be lonely. To keep things locked up away from my friends and family. Whether that’s to keep me safe or them, I don’t know. Sometimes I feel like a recluse.
Opening up to someone for the first time is extremely difficult. We wait and wait, then stall a little, until we can’t be delayed any longer. Our words leave our lips uncontrollably. We just need to speak to someone honestly in the hope that they’ll understand.
For me, loneliness is a choice. We choose to ignore a text until later. We choose to walk on by. We choose not to smile.
This can be a difficult time of year, but I encourage all of you (as well as myself) to choose not to be lonely this Christmas. Choose to reach out to someone you trust. Talk openly and honestly. Unveil the secrets that way you down.
The more time you have by yourself, the longer you spend going over the same thoughts in your head. What we fail to recognise, is that we are not the only ones to suffer with this. It’s always nice to have a second opinion. Show trust in someone, give them a chance to prove the worth of your friendship.
Sorry I feel this post is slightly muddled, but I hope this finds you well and you all have a great Christmas!