I’ve been avoiding a lot of my friends lately, and I’m not really sure why. It’s not because I don’t like them, or that I’m mad at them; I just want to be left alone. The problem is that it’s not quite temporary. I’m thinking that when I get back in the fall, I don’t really want to be partying or boozing it up. I want to take up sailing lessons. I’m bringing my compound bow so I can go to a shooting range and practice. I don’t want people I know to go do these things with me; I want to push myself outside of my social comfort zone. Drop myself into a completely foreign environment where I have to talk to new people and make friends. For once in my life, I don’t want to socialize with people that I already know.
It’s a weird feeling, but I’m sure it’ll pass as August approaches and going back to Ann Arbor becomes more of a reality.