In our era of such female empowerment, can-do-anything attitude, I think it can be hard to admit that we need someone, particularly when it comes to the absence of a significant other. When some people hear about my new long distance relationship status, it's met with statements like you'll have time to do whatever you want! and but you're going to get to see him on all of his breaks! Both of which are true, so I found myself nodding in agreement instead of saying what I really felt, which is something a lot more like but I'm lonely.
I truly do feel as though I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to, and I know that I can do it on my own; I have learned, however, that those abilities don't negate the importance of a significant bond. For some time, I felt ashamed of needing someone, like I wasn't doing something right. I was embarrassed to admit that I wasn't totally okay with going it alone, and that made me feel even more powerless. Then, I had the great fortune of reading an article in the most recent Darling magazine which struck a chord with me, illuminating a giant light bulb over my head.
The moral of the story? Needing someone and being needy aren't the same thing.
See you tomorrow & keep exploring,