Does vitiligo make you feel lonely?
It’s very easy to feel alone in the world even if you’re surrounded by family and friends. It could be the vitiligo that makes you feel this way, or just your life in general. Maybe it’s not even lonely that you feel, but rather, a separateness from people.
I felt this way often when I worked from home. The only time I would be around other people was when I’d get out to run errands. My choice of work and my lifestyle isolated me from the outside world going on all around me. But, then my life change when I got a job teaching at a local college, made friends, and began going out with them at the weekend.
It was as if a whole new world opened up to me and happiness flooded into my life. Now, this doesn’t mean that I never feel isolated. I do. Late at night, just before I fall asleep, issues that I have to deal with creep into my thoughts and I feel scared because, I feel as if I have to handle them on my own. Then, each morning I awake to the alarm on my mobile alerting me to read an incoming email. It is from “the universe”.
A few months ago, while at the bookstore, I came across a book by Mike Dooley called, “Notes from the Universe”. Basically, it’s page after page of messages written as if the Universe was telling you little reminders of the absolute power you have over your life. I went to the author’s website and signed up for a daily note from the universe to be delivered to me each morning. Here are some examples:
“Just how much time do you spend thinking big? Good, very good. Because that’s exactly how much of “It” you’re going to get. What a coincidence. ”
“When suddenly the unexpected happens, nathalie, it’s always me… just getting everything ready for the time of your life.
Love you, mean it –
“What people rarely give themselves credit for is that their giving continues giving, even after they’ve forgotten giving, and even when they didn’t know they were giving, forever and ever and ever.
At least I’m keeping score,
“When driving down the road of life, rarely do you know how good you have it, until you see it in the rear-view mirror.
Which is not to suggest that you should look back now, but to remind you that where you are today is more awesome and amazing than you probably realize.
Even after re-reading them to place in this post, I feel a sense of peacefulness and serenity. Note to self: read these notes at night before bed, too!