The Beauty of Being Alone, and Why It’s Not for Me Anymore

The Beauty of Being Alone, and Why It’s Not for Me Anymore

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The Beauty of Being Alone, and Why It’s Not for Me Anymore

I always took pride in being alone, and I still do, to some extent. That makes letting go of being alone, even just a little bit, feel so strange.  What does “taking pride in being alone” even mean? My rare disease, Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), was probably the main reason I began turning away from others.  Instead of recognizing my body’s neuromuscular degeneration when FA’s symptoms began appearing, I described myself with words like “awkward” and…

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