I'm baaaack. I don't know if you missed me or not, but I'm so glad to finally be writing another blog post!
Last weekend, I went to a district Key Club convention for Illinois/Eastern Iowa that was held in Chicago. We listened to a keynote speaker, attended workshops, and elected next year's district board. We were dressed up in professional clothes all weekend, attending catered banquets and meetings. I loved it! I truly think Key Club is an amazing organization, and I love doing service, so it was amazing to see hundreds of high school students coming together to help others. It was so inspiring!
Next weekend, I'll be road-tripping up to Chicago with my family for a few days of shopping. I'll also be visiting my best friend from my childhood who is now going to college in the city! It's my dad's 50th birthday this Wednesday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD. I love you!
Now, you may be wondering why I included that quote at the beginning of the post. I feel like it really describes what I'm going through right now.
Lately, I've become completely disconnected from my friends. Yes, these are the friends I've had since kindergarten. They all have boyfriends except me, which has been happening for two years now, but lately they have barely been talking to me. They don't ask me to hang out anymore. I don't really know what to do.
I also feel disconnected from myself. Maybe it's just because I've been stressed and I lost touch with my friends, but I'm never really happy anymore. My dad even noticed! One morning, he approached me with a concerned look and said, "Shelby... are you okay? You know you can talk to me about anything. You seem really distant lately." Have any of you ever really felt that way? I'm just in a bad mood most of the time, and my self confidence is pretty much shot. Any advice?