A Crowded Room


“Have you ever been alone in a crowded room?” – Dark BlueJack’s Mannequin

Lately it feels like the lyrics of that song are incredibly too familiar.

I am surrounded by people day in and day out. My students come and go, the phone calls never seem to stop, and honestly, the day only gets busier as it progresses.

But for some reason… it all feels like a blur. Like I am standing still while everything around me just keeps moving faster and faster.

I’ve come to the realization that out of everyone around me, the one I want beside me is not here. That I’ve been going through the motions just because I have no other choice.

I can’t say realizing it is a bad thing. If anything…at least I know the state I am in. There’s nowhere to go but up, right? (Even as I type this, I laugh. Sometimes it is tiring to see the glass half full.)

But hey, every day can’t be perfect and every day is a new day…that’s what keeps me going.


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