Let Loneliness Spur you into Finding Something to Live For

Photo credit: Confessionsofaserialdater 3 December 20, 2016 By Dang

I used to complain to God, my sister and my friends about being lonely. Thinking back, I was lonely because there was nothing really exciting happening and I had come to accept that only boys and their attention would add some spice to my boring life. I was working but that had become a routine. Then I stumbled on an article online about how to turn my alone time to fertile solitude and have the best time of my life

If you’re a spiritual person, please pray, because deliberately dragging oneself out of the hole of loneliness is difficult. Being an adult sucks at this time because you alone can help yourself but once your mind is made up, the process begins. I realized -not immediately- that I could create my own excitement

So I did. I wrote down everything I genuinely liked doing, and prioritized them according to which excites me most, so I started from Number 1, which is writing, Number 2, meeting new people…

I found myself, pleasurably adrift in this new found solitude, my inner voice became more audible, I was churning out pages of my thoughts and loving it. The next time I picked up a call or made one, I was no more the whiny friend or sister, I became that excited person, who has a lot to say and enjoys listening because there’s a lesson from everything I hear. I also became that person who refused to waste time on the phone because I had my writing to go back to. Like Oprah said “ What’s the smartest thing to do after learning what makes you tick? Waste zero time getting started on living your best life”

Be careful though, as you begin to enjoy and take advantage of your solitude, you tend to like it a lot. When you meet someone worth giving your time to, it may be difficult letting go of this wonderful space you have created for yourself. I pray, when that time comes, God grants us wisdom to strike a balance

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3 comments on “Let Loneliness Spur you into Finding Something to Live For

  1. Titi

    Inspiring….there is power in loneliness but most times people miss it.My lonely times have been my most powerful and discovering time.




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