‘I’m in a lonely prison of my own making’
Writer Kim Willis, 36, lives in Wiltshire with her husband Gaz, also 36. She says, “Five years ago, Gaz and I decided to leave Bristol – where we were out most nights with mates – and buy a farmhouse in rural Wiltshire. We wanted a change in life and a bigger house.
“I love our home and it has many perks, including a garden and more space, but I desperately miss my friends. And even though I know it’ll only make me feel worse, I often scroll through Instagram, where I’m reminded everyone is far too busy living their best lives to miss me as much as I miss them.
“I see friends for pre-planned weekends, but weeknights remind me that my life choice has cut me off from all the fun I was having in my twenties.
“Having chosen to live in the middle nowhere, we then decided against having children, which means there’s no easy way of getting to know anyone nearby.
“I also work from home and I can go entire days without seeing anyone. I even get excited when the postman comes. I just want someone to go for a walk with.
“Sometimes, I feel like I am in a lonely prison of my own making. I love the countryside and can’t imagine moving back to the city, I just don’t want to feel so alone.”
❛PEOPLE ARE TOO BUSY TO CONNECT RIGHT ALIGNED WITH OTHERS PROPERLY❜ CAPTION