On ‘Going Away’
Julieanne Smolinski

I don’t know if anyone is ever truly meant to be alone, but I’ve learned that you just can’t decide “well, it’s relationship time.” Some of us are more independent than others; sometimes the people you meet are self-serving, or overly clingy, or ill-tempered. You just have to keep pursuing whatever makes you happy, and maybe keep an eye out in case you find a romantic partner.