Isolationist turned to Love <3

Sometimes I go through these phases where I think that I should go into isolation and focus only on what I want to learn/do/create/etc. In this life I would be secluded to my area of living, venturing out into the world only alone. I could still enjoy the day-to-day activities, but I wouldn’t need relationships, friends, or any type of social interaction.

Then, I have week’s like this week, and my mind is blown; My friends, family, and support means the world to me, and having them around to go through the rough, tough, and beautiful parts of life is magnificent.

On Monday, I got a letter from family friends who just had their second child. Inside was a little gift, their cute little Christmas card, and a birth announcement. This family is the epitome of intelligent and artsy, so you can only imagine how beautiful their cards were:

Wednesday, I got a package notification; I hadn’t ordered anything, and my mom hadn’t mentioned anything that she had gotten for me, so I was a bit surprised to find a large package of assorted english teas, english cookies and crackers, makeup, a notebook, gas card, Bath and Body Works trinkets, and an English teacup from my neighbors and family friends from Sault Sainte Marie! It’s powerful to know that even though I haven’t lived in Sault Sainte Marie for an upcoming five years, I still have people there that love and support me. 🙂 It’s an incredible feeling.

That same day, my clustermate asked if she could draw me for art class! In only 33 minutes she created a beautiful masterpiece of me! Really, I have the greatest people surrounding me.

So, inspired by these great friends, this weekend I’m going to find a way to pay it forward. What is the feeling of love if you can’t keep giving it and help others experience it?

Help me to make someone you don’t know feel loved, and find a way to reach out, even if it’s opening the door for someone, or carrying groceries for your elderly neighbor. Help someone feel loved. It will come back to you in only the most positive events that you’ve ever experienced.

I saw this quote in a restaurant recently, and thought it was so cute:

It may seem crazy sometimes, and throw you into an isolationist mood, but really, isn’t it better to love?

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Published by Amanda Porter

Hi! I'm Amanda. I'm from Traverse City, Mi and I'm a Junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. I do research for the Fraley lab on the gut bacterial ecology of Pekin ducks and I work for the Chemistry department! Aspiring Neurosurgeon and LOVE to learn in all situations. Follow me on Twitter! @hopeamanda15

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