Hi Rick, my name is John. The hardest thing I’ve had to confront is loneliness. It’s funny, I am an extrovert, always reaching out. Except I have never been married, and I have no one very close to me. I have many friends but not anyone I would call close. I have had some girlfriends but none that lasted for very long, although I am seeing someone right now.
One other thing that I do know is that no matter what I will not give up trying. Writing this, I am reminded of Trotsky’s belief when he was being hunted in Mexico. “Life is beautiful” This is what keeps me going, my own personal optimistic belief about life.