A Message From My Heart

I remember when I was a little kid that summer was the best time of the year. School was out. Everything was exciting and new. You got to hangout with all your friends, all the time and do fun things. It was the best time to be a kid.

Freshman year was an amazing start to college for me. I met some of the most incredible people that have become my really great friends, and I loved just the whole college experience (minus the school work). I remember about a month before my first year was over, I was so excited for summer. I was ready to be done and go home and see all my old friends, and I was just super super excited.

The first few weeks of my summer were so much fun. I got to see a lot of old friends and reconnect with them. I went on some cools trips and had fun. I was just really enjoying that “summer vibe”. Now it’s June 5th, and I’ve just had a lot of things on my heart that I wanted to share that maybe other people have been in this situation or currently going through it right now.

In college, I had a lot of friends that I would see very often throughout the week, but most of those people don’t live near me. A lot of them live in different states like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, etc. And yes, I have great friends that live here with me, but I have just felt very lonely lately. A lot of my friends and other people I know are going on trips, helping with camps this summer, and working at jobs a lot. I have seen all this on social media, and I feel like I am living a boring life compared to others.

Now don’t get me wrong, social media is great. I love posting cute pictures, connecting with others, and seeing what is going on in other people’s lives. However, social media isn’t reality all the time, and sometimes it is very annoying.

Social media is just the best part of people’s lives. You don’t see people posting pictures or talking about when they are sad, going through a tough time, etc. When people are sad, lonely, or stressed, they spend money on all these earthly things to make their lives look great, and they push their feelings down to where no one can see what is going on in their life because they don’t want people to know. You don’t want your social media accounts to be sad and upsetting. You want them to be upbeat and fun.

I just wanted to leave you with a few reminders to keep in mind if you are feeling in a rut lately. Everyone feels lonely at times. Not everyday is perfect. People that seem happy all the time are not always happy. Social media isn’t always reality. If you are in this lonely transition period right now, you are in it for a reason. God is going to work in you and help you grow with Him.

Love always,

Claire

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