Just wondering if anyone else goes through a hard time during holiday season. It is suppose to be a joyous time you spend with family and friends, but it always seems to be the opposite for me. Holiday season makes me feel very lonely. I have ended quite a few friendships with people this year as well as a relationship. I was not understood and couldn't continue to have these people in my life anymore. I guess its a part of growing older (or finally realizing you are an empath). I'm 24 and I turned my whole life upside down. I know I am in transition right now. I had to say goodbye to the old, but I feel that the new hasn't arrived yet and it just feels very lonely. Becoming your true self can be very painful because of all you have to leave behind. There is no turning back. I feel like I am building my life from the bottom up, like I was reborn into this whole new person and given a clean slate. I know deep down this is all good and it will all be worth it, but I can't shake this feeling of loneliness, and lack of love in my life, especially during the Holidays. I was just wondering if anyone shares similar feelings or has gone through a similar experience.