Friendship Found Across the Globe

This Christmas I’ve done quite a bit of travelling. Ever since I was a boy I’ve had the Internet. I started chatting with people as young as 11 and began to play various online games around the same time. I was a lonely kid thanks to being an only child with the loneliness exacerbated by the fact that my parents were getting divorced by the time I was 12. It was a rough childhood with my only friends being those that I made in the games. This Christmas I decided to visit them, finding Singapore short term rental apartments for the last leg of my trip to visit my friend Juan.

Yeah, you might think with a name like Juan he would be somewhere more ‘exotic’ perhaps like South America. He was one of the few friends that I had made who actually lived nearby originally. Yet, like so many others, school and life had other plans for him and he was soon making his way across the globe doing his own bit of travelling thanks to work. Meanwhile, just a handful of years ago I was still struggling against my own loneliness and anxiety that made it so difficult for me to befriend other people.

Making friends in the game world has always been easier for me. I can be something that isn’t what I feel like in the real world. Being able to speak with others through text has also always come more naturally to me as well. It’s strange. I can express myself in a far more articulate manner than I can when I try to verbally relay my thoughts or feelings. This only causes me to be even more shy but I’m beginning to realize that this might just be a part of who I am.

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