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Happy 2019 to all...
#1
May we all find friendship and happiness.
I too am struggling with the loneliness of this life.  I am 52 and have had a hell of a time these last few years.  Loss of many friends (just falling away in general), loss of a very much loved avocation, loss of employment, loss of my dad, and loss of relationship with my daughter.  I am struggling to build new friendships both online and IRL.  I have cut ties with toxic people in my life, and that has been very painful.  But I have also overcome obstacles and found new employment, and am starting the new year with a fresh resolve to welcome all people of good will into my life.  

I live alone, with my 2 cats (God, save me!) and founded a small meetup group which seems to be dying out.  I am trying to keep it alive, and yet, it really is difficult to find people that want to participate.  I founded the group with one purpose:  to make lasting, meaningful friendships.  I have met a few women that are wonderful and hope they will become life-long friends, but yes, my life is lonely.  It is not as active socially as I would like and my home is too tiny to invite people over.  But I am trying to count my blessings.  I hope to make a few good friends here, and share the burden with you.

In 2018, I found a great job, and self-published a book of poetry.  Maybe in 2019 I will be able to back to school and hope to travel to the UK.

Would love to interact/chat with all.  Open minded, non-judgmental, etc.  Smile
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#2
Hello fellow cat lady! 
Welcome. 
You got lucky, this place is great. 
Hope you have a nice stay. 
Please remember the emergency exits are on either sides. 
😉
We all have demons, I just choose to feed mine.
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#3
(01-02-2019, 09:44 AM)Jessicat Wrote: Hello fellow cat lady! 
Welcome. 
You got lucky, this place is great. 
Hope you have a nice stay. 
Please remember the emergency exits are on either sides. 
😉

LOL!  Okay, great, thank you.  At my age, that's important.  I appreciate the welcome.
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#4
Hello there. For whatever reason you've found yourself in such situation, I understand Smile Welcome aboard!
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#5
(01-02-2019, 12:00 PM)Th3Unforgiven Wrote: Hello there. For whatever reason you've found yourself in such situation, I understand Smile Welcome aboard!

Thank you for the understanding, and the welcome.  I really appreciate that.  I look forward to getting to know you.
Smile
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#6
Greetings SquigglyLines. You and I have some things in common.....we're both managing the ending of parts in life and the beginnings of other parts in life. I'm glad you're here.
If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your own path.

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#7
(01-02-2019, 01:44 PM)constant stranger Wrote: Greetings SquigglyLines.  You and I have some things in common.....we're both managing the ending of parts in life and the beginnings of other parts in life.  I'm glad you're here.

Thank you, I really appreciate that.  I'm American but was raised outside the US so sometimes it's hard for me to feel that sense of belonging.  I am grateful for your welcome.
Smile
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#8
So.
Having a nice day so far?
🌈
We all have demons, I just choose to feed mine.
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#9
(01-02-2019, 02:44 PM)SquigglyLines Wrote:
(01-02-2019, 01:44 PM)constant stranger Wrote: Greetings SquigglyLines.  You and I have some things in common.....we're both managing the ending of parts in life and the beginnings of other parts in life.  I'm glad you're here.

Thank you, I really appreciate that.  I'm American but was raised outside the US so sometimes it's hard for me to feel that sense of belonging.  I am grateful for your welcome.
Smile

I'm American but born and raised outside the USA too.   The issue of belonging or not belonging or of not feeling part of a "tribe" is very real to me.  I haven't seen my "hometown"  for 50 years.  I'm very different now and so is it.
If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your own path.

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#10
(01-03-2019, 11:36 AM)constant stranger Wrote:
(01-02-2019, 02:44 PM)SquigglyLines Wrote:
(01-02-2019, 01:44 PM)constant stranger Wrote: Greetings SquigglyLines.  You and I have some things in common.....we're both managing the ending of parts in life and the beginnings of other parts in life.  I'm glad you're here.

Thank you, I really appreciate that.  I'm American but was raised outside the US so sometimes it's hard for me to feel that sense of belonging.  I am grateful for your welcome.
Smile

I'm American but born and raised outside the USA too.   The issue of belonging or not belonging or of not feeling part of a "tribe" is very real to me.  I haven't seen my "hometown"  for 50 years.  I'm very different now and so is it.

Big Grin  That TCK thing never, ever, ever, goes away.  It doesn't matter what I do, where I go. I still don't know how to answer, "Where are you from?"  I get, my friend.  Truly do.  Itchy feet every few years, and have to get a plane ticket to foreign skies.  
*sigh*.  Off to the UK this year.
How about you - any plans on travel coming up?
(by the way, i have found that the tribe is US.  It will never be them. So band together, share the road, and keep each other company.)

(01-02-2019, 11:04 PM)Jessicat Wrote: So.
Having a nice day so far?
🌈

It was okay...wanna watch a movie??? Was thrilled to see you thought it was a good idea...what would you like to watch and when?  I am going to watch something now, but if you had a preference, let me know and I will switch it.  Smile
Hug...thank you...i feel at home already.
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