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You last visited: 12-16-2013, 02:12 PM
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Hi all,

I wasn't sure whether to create a thread for this or not but thought I should get my thoughts written out while I still have them fresh in my head.

The title of the thread is what I was greeted with when I logged back into A Lonely Life tonight after an almost 7-year hiatus. I was feeling particularly lonely and aimless tonight and a memory of posting on this forum came back to me out of nowhere which is what led me back here. I was surprised to even manage to get back into my account!

I have to say, looking at my past posts and private messages from back when I was 16-17 (I'm almost 26 now) is very surreal. While I can still identify strongly with the feelings of social disconnection and isolation from back then, the way I expressed myself back then is very different to who I am now. I mean, who hasn't cringed at memories of their younger self?

Looking back, it's weirdly comforting that both present and past me seen the need to seek a community like this despite the very different situations we find ourselves in. A lot has changed since I was a teenager, some for the better, some for the worse. Regardless, I can see more clearly now that the feeling of disconnection with others isn't a phase, it seems more to be a genuine part of who I am as a person - something I can accept better on some days more than others.

Anyhow, I didn't want to get too deep and emotional in this post, just wanted to write something on my thoughts of returning back on A Lonely Life after so many years and how jarring it is to compare past me's thoughts with present me.

If anyone I used to speak to 6-8 years ago is still around and remembers my username, it would be great to catch up!
"Successful people don't make the right decisions, they make their decisions right."

"Change one thing, change everything." - The Butterfly Effect

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