One thing you should know about me is that I am fiercely independent. I’m pretty sure its a result of being a scorpio. Over the years, I have come to rely on and be okay by myself. After going abroad I realized how strong I am, because when I left for that adventure all I had was myself. This is not to say that I do not love and value my wonderful friends and family, (because trust me I do!). Instead, I am comfortable and capable of being alone for long periods of time without feeling lonely. Although I am an outgoing individual I really value this time to myself. It is my chance to refuel from the week and prepare myself for what is to come. This quote stuck out to me because it is true, being alone does not make you lonely. I think that there is a strong distinction between the two feelings. Being alone is time for you to learn about yourself and truly focus on what you want to do, without any excuse. Being lonely is feeling like you lack companionship or support. I agree 100% that the most lonely feeling in the world is being surrounded by the wrong people. You do not feel a connection to these people and instead feel even more isolated. Loneliness is a feeling that I do not love to feel, but hey we’ve all been there.
I think spending time on our own should be a requirement in life, especially as we grow up. It is important to remember what we want, not just what our friends, family, etc. want us to do. I hope that this inspires you to set aside a few hours throughout the week to focus on yourself, refuel, and do what you want. At the end of the day you need to do what is best for you. Sometimes the best way to do that is to stop and truly listen to yourself in a quiet environment.
Alone > Loneliness, every time.