When Times are Tough
I know it’s been a while since I have posted. I will admit it’s been a lot harder for me to keep up this blog this year than it was last year. I still want to try and keep it up, though my focus has been elsewhere from shyness and it is more difficult to find things I want to write about.
There are times when things aren’t going well in life and can be really frustrating. This is one of those times, and though I try to stay optimistic and hopeful that things will get better soon, it’s hard.
I’ve been taking care of myself though, running or walking daily, talking to friends and family, and writing a lot in my journal. I will be ok and don’t want anyone to worry though. It’s just a tough time.
I have made two community college friends this year, though have only hung out with one of them outside of class, Kim. I like how she isn’t afraid to ask me random questions when we’re together and we can just ask each other about ourselves. We played tennis recently and she told me she’s in her second year of community college but I’m the first friend she’s made there. She thinks it’s hard to meet people and that most people in community college aren’t as friendly as me. I was really honored and was glad to be her first community college friend.
The other friend I made was a girl named Kelly from my very monotonous History class. I originally sat next to a group of obnoxious girls and boys, but the next class I decided to choose a new place to sit and tried sitting next to this girl. She was furiously solving a Rubik’s cube as I sat down, and I wondered if she would be too absorbed in her cube to talk to me. After she finished solving the cube and set it down, I asked her about when the history essay was due though. She smiled and said not for a while. I then asked her about the Rubik’s cube and if she had it memorized how to solve it and she said she had. She was really smiley and nice and went into that and how she had gotten into Rubik’s cubes a lot lately. We talked more on that. She brought out her laptop then which apparently has a kindle on there and games. The laptop was a graduation present, and it turns out we graduated high school the same year. I was thinking of when I would introduce myself and say my name and if I should wait when she smiled and said, “My name’s Kelly.” And I told her my name from there. She asked if I had read the Hunger Games and I said I hadn’t, and she really recommended them, and then we got on the subject of Harry Potter. She was really friendly and it made the class so much more enjoyable. The actual lecture was still very boring though, but it was nice to have made a friend to get through it with.