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Being Alone


I love being alone. I'm not sure what it is about the comfort of being by myself in my own little world that makes me tick but you'll often find me locked upstairs in my room ignoring the world.

Maybe it's this desire to 'ignore the world' that makes me enjoy my own company. I'm certainly not upset (although I do prefer to be left alone when I am) and its not that I have no one to socialise with - I just genuinely enjoy my own company from time to time.

I've always been one to do things alone. I'd go shopping on my own, catch trains and buses alone, and just go walking or running with nothing but my trusty iPod. I've even been in New York City on my own (albeit for 24 hours). It's a rarity I get time alone nowadays. My old house was huge and my housemates kept to themselves. We all did our own little things and we'd just occasionally pop down stairs for a communal cuppa. We spent time together on our own terms; we didn't invade each others privacy and it worked well for us. We'd always be up for a group outing or get together, we weren't anti-social, we just knew when we needed our own space.

Now I'm back living with my parents and I feel a bit less private. Our house is physically smaller meaning I have less space to do my own thing. I have the smallest room in the house and, while I'm grateful to have a roof over my head, I'd love to have my old desk back instead of writing blog posts in bed (like I am this very second).

Being alone makes me feel like I can 'reset' myself. If I have any uneasy or negative thoughts I can reflect upon them and hopefully get a much more positive outlook on the situation. Any heat of the moment events can be analysed without being judged (although I suppose you can judge yourself) and solutions to problems can be found more readily. I love spending time with people, honestly, I can chat for hours but there is something quite special about having time alone to do as you please and not be interrupted. I like to read and write when I'm alone; I'd even go as far as saying it makes me more creative!

Tell me I'm not alone on this one, surely others out there enjoy their introvert time too?!

3 comments

  1. I'm so glad I read this, I'm sure a lot of people think I have no friends because I'm always wondering around alone. I have friends, and I do love them, but sometimes I'm just happy to sit by myself- the fact that I work days while my housemate works nights works out brilliantly :)

    Don't worry, I'm sure there are others like us! xx

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  2. I love spending time on my own. My brother thinks Im weird but I just enjoy the peace of my own company. Also constantly being around other people is exhausting :)
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

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  3. You're definitely not alone in this Becky, I've lived pretty much by myself for over 2 years now (cats not included) and although I do love it when my mum comes over to stay I also enjoy having lots of time to myself. x

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