I spent New Year with friends on the coast. Today on the train home I had the feeling I’d perhaps been a little too quiet and withdrawn from the group, but as my journey continued I felt better and better about myself. My friends had mocked me and called me strange. In the past I have made comparisons with my friends and wondered why I am not like them and have felt down that I cannot be like them. Now things are changing. Whilst I still have a lot of growing up to do, I know that I am doing it and I am achieving more than I could have imagined two years ago.
Aubrey arrived in the evening and I stayed up and chatted and watched football with him for a while. I noticed that I am more comfortable in his company than I have been for the last day or so with the others. He is more accommodating and open and has no need to mock people.