The most amazing thing happened to me today; I was officially accepted to study abroad in Europe for school next year. Words can't do my feelings justice but tears were certainly involved & all of them out of overwhelming happiness. Knowing that I would once again be packing up got me thinking though; people always ask me, 'are you scared/won't you get homesick/won't you miss us?' And while my response to them is always, 'well, yeah', the reality is that it's never 100% yes because I learned that being okay with spending time by myself and being comfortable with myself is one of the best ways to overcome anxieties and insecurities. It's strange at first, becoming aware of your own presence, & not in the sense that you find yourself being blatantly aware of one of your quirks, but aware that you enjoy your own company and the peace and contemplation that it allows for. It's being alone in new situations that I've found I grow the most, and who knows, it might be the same for you.
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