I need to be less guarded. When school reopens I’ll make new friends and I’ll expand my social circle and then it wouldn’t matter if I lost one or two. There are very few people in the world to which I could talk without feeling self-conscious or repulsed (or both), but it’s not for lack of exposure to people. There’s this part of me in a social gathering that would rather curl up into a very compact ball in anticipation of home, and the material/technological comforts I find there. I can make small talk but in very short spells, never over a few minutes.
Please be my friend this year. You could add me on Facebook and post on my Wall, and we could go out in large gatherings and be noisy and go to chick flicks. Your photos will be all over my blog (readership: 150-250/day) and we’d have verbose MSN conversations about nothing in particular. And then we’d leave school and drift apart, but of course it wouldn’t be for lack of trying.