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July 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm #60299
Thank you for such a nice, comforting post! It makes me feel better knowing that there are other people out there going through the same struggles as me. Sometimes I look around and it seems as if everyone else has their lives completely put together, which makes me feel panicked and even more alone. It’s nice to know that someone understands what I’m going through. I’m so glad we found this site and can support each other!
I really like your idea of making a list of positive things and carrying it around. I definitely will start doing that. And you are right – going through challenging times is what will ultimately make us stronger. Change is just so difficult! And I agree that sometimes a good cry can really help. Lately, I’ve been feeling like crying a lot – but I try to hold it in so that my family doesn’t worry about me. I like that I can open up to you here and just say exactly what I’m feeling. It seems like I wake up everyday with butterflies in my stomach – that uncomfortable sense of sadness mixed with anxiety and nervousness. I hope it goes away soon.
We must remember that we will eventually be okay. And I am here anytime you need to vent, too!
-ChelseaJuly 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm #60288
Good to hear from you! I think I know how you feel, I’ve been feeling that way a lot lately. Especially when it comes to your boyfriend, I know how hard that can be. A few months ago, I got out of a relationship that lasted throughout college. It’s been tough for me too, since he was my main source of emotional support as well. However, it is really good that you are trying to spend time with your friends. I wish I could do that too, but none of mine from college live near me, which just adds to my loneliness. Use your friends for support as much as you can, even though you miss your boyfriend. If anything, they can maybe provide a distraction from everything that’s changing at the moment. Just remember, things will get better with time! (I need to remind myself of this too!) 🙂
-ChelseaJune 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm #60001
I just wanted to say that I feel the exact same way as you! I also just graduated from college and feel like this is a very scary time with lots of changes that I don’t know how to deal with. It made me feel a little better to know that other people out there feel the same way as me!
And Erin, I also found your post very encouraging. Thank you!June 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm #59192
Thanks so much for your thoughtful response. I agree with all of what you said. It’s just so hard accepting that things are going to change; it’s something ill have to work on! And, as a painfully shy person, the thought of making new friends is terrifying, but hopefully everything will work out in the end.