I’m currently a senior in high school and with that comes a lot of friends. Out of all the people I call friend, none of them make me feel valued. I feel as though I could disappear from existence and nobody would look for me except my family. I want to find those friends that pick you up when your down, encourage you to chase your goals, and fall in love with yourself. Unfortunately, I haven’t found someone like that. I’m an extroverted person. I don’t enjoy being alone the entire weekend but all my friends do is drink and smoke. It’s fun in the short term but at the end of the night I crave more. I know that there’s more to life than that dopamine rush that satisfies you for a short time. That’s why I got rid of PMO. Lack of real friends has motivated me to looking forward to college in hopes of finding people that can make me feel alive. My question is where do I find them? How do I build that connection? It’s so hard to do when you’re confined to a small town with not many options.