I just have a few things to say…

Dear Every Person:

This has been quite the summer.

Not like the summer of 1995 which I fondly refer to as the 90210 Summer Before Our Senior Year….but quite the summer nonetheless. For one, I think I finally grew up (a little).

I’ve come to terms with a lot of relationships this summer – some have warmed my heart and many have broken it. I’ve seen flaws in how I handle my relationships and am working hard to change some of those things. It’s pretty amazing to become more self aware and there are SO MANY PEOPLE I wish would also take a look at themselves. Especially because relationships are two-sided.

I’ve always considered myself a strong person, but I’ve learned that strong doesn’t necessarily mean stoic. Or stonewalled, for that matter. Although it sometimes appears Jenn Schaal doesn’t care about anything, the truth is Jenn Schaal cares about way too many things and is scared to admit it for fear of looking…weak.

If you know me personally, you know that I have a large social network, but just a few actual friends. If you knew me 4 years ago, the opposite was probably true. I think that’s a good shift though sometimes (often) it means I’m on my own. Solitude can be a beautiful thing, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes, too much of it allows you to think that you are really on your own – forever.

More to come.

It really does.

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One thought on “I just have a few things to say…

  1. Meg says:

    Too much solitude can definitely be bad, though I appreciate some quiet time occasionally. I know what you mean about a summer of change — I definitely feel like I’m finally growing up, too. It’s scary and awesome — but mostly scary.

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