August 21, 2012

Learning to be Lonely

As I was driving home alone, thinking about a loved one that I can't spend time with at the moment, I started feeling really lonely. I then realized that I'll feel ten times more lonely in Paris, and my stomach dropped. Foreign country. friends, family, and boyfriend out of reach. I guess that part of it hasn't really hit me until now, and I've always considered myself quite independent.

If I'm going to embrace Paris %100, I need to learn to accept loneliness. There's no getting around feeling sad, alone, and fearful - but what I can do is not let them consume me.

I stumbled across this video some time back, but now it speaks more to my current situation. By poet Tanya Davis, filmed by Andrea Dorfman.

"...but lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it"

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