Another spring semester has arrived at last. The days are longer, classes are tougher and you’re already wishing for the warm summer weather and for another long break. Still, there is some eagerness in college students, hoping to reunite with their friends after a long period away from them, and curiosity of what the semester has in store. For me, I can see it as a way to get a fresh, new start, and make some changes and goals to set for ourselves. Like new semester resolutions, treating it as “new year’s resolutions.” Here is mine.
I’ve decided to go on a bit of a “social life” cleanse.
I’ve been on my way to this point for a while. My communication with my friends through social media or in person has been infrequent for a while. I haven’t really talked to anyone in a while. It’s not that I do it to be rude or cruel, I just haven’t had the motivation. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ever felt like that.
Sometimes, it’s nice to have company so you won’t have to feel a loneliness, but also, it’s relaxing and refreshing to have your own space. Especially if just being in a public area with people makes you feel different from how you usually feel. Usually meaning uncomfortable and just wanting to form a huge bubble around you so they can’t get too close. Having the chance to commute from home for the first time has made me realize there is a way to get away from feasibly unpleasant housemates you have to share your space with.
I haven’t decided yet if this will be temporary or not. I mean, I’ve only got three semesters left of my college career, including this one, so it’s not like I’m there for that much longer. But there's still time to reconsider and get back out there. For now, I can surely say that I don’t think I’ll be the type to socialize and fraternize with friends or with people at school or online for a while (unless I have to for class).
To all my friends, I’ll leave you with this: if I don’t see you or say hi to you around campus, don’t feel hurt or offended. It’s not my intention to ignore you, it’s just my new aversion for social interactions. You’re still in my heart, but for a while, I’m cutting myself off and going on a cleanse. I hope you understand.
Peace out for now.