Living with down syndrome its hard for me to make friends in this society. There is the pressure to make a good impression and also making small talk. Which for me making small talk is not come nature to me. I have to think before I talk which is extremely hard for me. I also need to read the body language and how I come across in my tone of voice. I sometimes come across as mean and pushy and i didn’t realize i was coming across that way. This is one of the biggest challenges for me and with the help of my life coach and yes i do have a life coach that helps me see how I can overcome my challenges and make it apart of my life. She made me realize that making friends is hard for me because of this challenge on how I come across in my tone of voice. If I tell myself in my head first before i say anything I won’t hurt others feelings and mine. Living with Down Syndrome and making friends can be a big challenge to overcome. If I put in the time to make a close friendship with somebody I can be apart of something big and keep making new friendships overtime.
In this society is making things much harder to make new friends and especially during coronavirus pandemic. Being isolated and not having the opportunity to grow in your friendship and relationships over all. This is making things worst and not letting us be around other people is making it really hard on and for us. For me living with down syndrome experiencing going through this pandemic and not making any friends is making me depressed and lonely most days. I am taking this day by day and step by step to start living my life and making new and meaningful friendships.