Am I Honestly Happy for My Friends?

A few days ago, I saw on Facebook that an old friend of mine, “Ashley,” just got engaged to her boyfriend of two years. I was so happy for her. I got engaged in September, and now a friend I had known since I was just 11 years old (she was 9) got engaged just 7 months after me. How exciting! Even though we hadn’t really kept in touch because her family moved back to the States in 2007, we always sent each other messages here and there, or liked a photo every month or two. As I was browsing through their engagement photos, I wondered to myself, “Would I still be happy for her if I wasn’t engaged too?” Continue reading “Am I Honestly Happy for My Friends?”

Just Me and My Selfishness

I am a selfish person. This took me many, many years to finally and freely admit, but it’s true. It’s partially because of my personality, and partially because of my anxiety. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t really matter – selfishness is selfishness. And it’s a relationship killer. It’s destructive. I hate it.  Continue reading “Just Me and My Selfishness”

+1 For My Social Life!

Today, one of my friends texted me and asked if I was doing anything tonight. Nope, I had no plans. And yet, my instant reaction was to say “oh sorry, I’m busy.” Or “Oh sorry, I’m really tired from work, maybe another night.” I don’t know what’s been going on with me lately, but I haven’t been feeling very social. And that sort of sucks.
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