It’s New Year’s Eve, and one thing I really struggle with is loneliness.
Ever since my ski accident, I haven’t found a job. I truly loved my job at Denny, ink, doing PR for some major ski industry clients. I have trouble with balance, and I can’t ski like I used to. I’ve not achieved the same level of happiness since March 2012.
I also am living in Colorado Springs, at home where I grew up. I love being at home because I always have one of my parents to take me somewhere I need to go, and I always have someone to enjoy a meal with. But seeing your parents almost 24/7 doesn’t work for a 28 year old.
Also, my accident makes it harder for me to drive. I have practiced a little, but not enough to get me to be able to drive by myself. That forces me to rely on my parents to drive me places.
It’s been very difficult for me to find friends. Ever since my accident, I live in a totally different city (and state). I feel like I don’t have independence anymore.
I have three New Year’s resolutions: to find a place that I love and am capable of working at, to be able to drive myself wherever I want to go, and to move out of my parents house, hopefully with a friend (fingers crossed) in an apartment. In order to fix my loneliness, I’ve joined a number of meetup groups. Even if I don’t feel like going, I need to go to leave my comfort zone and have a little bit of fun, and hopefully I’ll make some new friends.
Happy 2016 to you!!