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A Sense of Belonging


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  • Sense of Belonging

Brinton Gould, Writer | January 24, 2018

As an angst ridden teen, I admit to feeling lost. I admit to believing that I couldn’t belong to anything or anyone.

Until I opened myself up emotionally and mentally. A relationship and a couple of drama classes later, and I feel like I belong. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or what you like - there’s always, at the very least, one other like you. The only thing you have to do to find your place is to look for it.

Try doing these things, you’ll at least have a general idea about yourself.

  • Clubs: If you’re sporty, try out for football. More of an intellect, maybe go for DECA, etc.
  • Online: Participate in forum boards that pique your interest, i.e. Reddit
  • Books: Coming of age stories or young adult novels can appeal to and understand you most.
  • Volunteering: Before picking a job, volunteering will help you get a feel of what you want to do. You should enjoy your pay and your experience.

Everybody wants to be comfortable in their own life. Be themselves and be like someone else at the same time. It’s possible; just have to look in the right place.

Brinton Gould, is an award winning writer and published author. Placing third in his age group of the NPAAMB (Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board) Provincial writing competition, he is planning on attending Wilfrid Laurier University in Fall of 2019 for English, broadcasting and communication studies, and journalism.