Coming from a family raised on farmland, in small town called Oak City, NC. A town where population is a total of 300. A town were there aren't many opportunities for Growth. An area I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life without feeling uncomplacent. However, its a town where my heart is, a town I call home. A place where a great amount of my family and friends are. In addition, to my parents and brothers living there. Which caused reasoning on why I first debated about relocating. I knew missing them would get the best of me. However, my family are great supporter of making the best out of life. I'm very family oriented, family means the world to me. I gain strength, courage, and love from my family. Furthermore, I eventually moved to Charlotte, NC. Moving to Charlotte was a bit life changing when comparing and contrasting the city to the small town that I'm from. However, I felt like it was a grand decision.
Somehow as time went by as a resident, the feeling of loneliness began to overpower the excitement feeling of being in a new city. A city where I had no family, no friends. Phones calls, texts, video chats is available for comfort. However, not to being able to physically see my family on the regular eventually took me through a depression, amongst other life issues. I would visit home on weekends that I was free and available to take the trip. Visiting home makes me feel powerful, full of energy, pure love, therapeuticized, but typically it was only for the weekend. I could feel myself getting emotional when it was time for me to leave to return back to my new daily living.
As I would get new jobs and participate in social activities, I began to meet new people. Socializing and meeting new people allowed me to cope with the feeling of loneliness. However, being shy and having a fear of allowing one to get too personal with me due to trust issues, it was not easy. But I knew I had to make new friends to allow me to overcome.
I began to meet a diversity of people. However, I met my first friend at my first job. Someone that took the time to get to know who I was as a person. Someone