Unformatted text preview: The best way to describe the feeling is maybe that feeling of ‘would it be any different if I was not here?’ I suppose that it is the sense of not being needed and not feeling I needed the people I was with, aside from needing friends. I do not know that this feeling had a profound effect on me. I cannot be sure that I fully understood the feelings I was having, but I came to understand them later. As it happened, I made friends with a girl who was new to the school. We became best friends and from that a very solid friendship and group of friends formed. I suppose that I did not know what it was that I was missing until I found it. The most assuring feeling is that of the knowledge that you are where you belong. Maybe I could have molded myself to fit somewhere before, but that is not the same as true belonging. True belonging allows fitting in, just as you are....
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- Spring '09