There is so much insight in these words that I wish when we were in our twenties we wouldn’t have to wait until our forties to figure it out, and props to you for being honest with yourself and sharing with others.

If we could all just be honest with ourselves and follow our instincts opposed to societal structures.

I think there’s a lot to be said about the differences in being alone and feeling lonely. As an introvert I can totally relate to this. Although I do have a husband and children and eight cats, I am always alone when I’m not with them (Except for the cats, they smother me and it drives me mad. They have no boundaries).

I’m often asked if I’m tired of or feel sad spending so much time alone and the answer is no. I feel free, content and satisfied with my life. I have the best of both worlds. (The cats are a bit overwhelming at times).

I really connected with this piece, John and I’m so grateful for that one day when I came across a story of yours by chance and thought, Why the fuck have I not been reading everything he writes?

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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