Aloneness vs. Loneliness

The pit-pattering of the rain falling on the plastic above me was barely keeping me dry. They told us to bring plastic, string, a mat, sleeping bag, and a water bottle, while only providing us 600 calories worth of food for our next thirty-six hours alone in the wilderness. With a pen running out of ink and lack of a Bible for half of the time due to forgetfulness earlier on this backpacking experience, I didn’t have much to do except think. Once I ran out of worship songs to sing in the midst of the banging rain, I would pray some more, daydream, and think. I’ve never been that alone in my life.

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Everyone Has Their Life Together … Except Me.

I’m gonna let you inside my mind for a second. I couldn’t find a picture taken recently to perfectly capture this theme. The ideal would be a picture with a group of my friends and I, with everyone looking perfect except for me, just chillin’ with a derpy face. BUT, I realized that I had deleted all those pictures off my phone.

Which totally supports the reason why I need to write this post.

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Why We Need Our Voice To Be Heard

Note: This is definitely a different blog post than I’m used to writing. I don’t want to offend or cause trouble with anyone regarding the examples I’m going to share, so know in advance that I do not have any hard feelings regarding anything I discuss in this blog.

This is SUCH an interesting question to explore. Am I the only one who wonders why people want their voices to be heard?

For example, have you noticed that the percentage of people who own a blog has increased rapidly in only a few, short years? And why do I write blog posts regularly? Although not many people read them, it makes me feel like I’m doing something in the world, as an outlet to pour Truth into people I may or may not have even met. Why do you think The Oddessy Online is so popular with millenials? Everyone seems to have something to share, but why do we need the platform of a blog post to do it?

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