Ever since I was a young child I worried about being alone forever. I realize that I likely won't be: I'll have friends, family (and hopefully someday a family and long-term significant other of my own), and others along with me for the ride. But so often I long for that which I do not have. So often I wish for companionship. So often I long to not be alone. And I'm not alone, but I feel that I am. Which is realistically less of an issue than I make it out to be, but I worry. And perhaps I always will.