Posts tagged solitude
Allowed to be alone

Look, sometimes it’s nice to have nothing planned. It’s rough when you expect to literally do nothing and then someone wants to hang out with you. You know the feeling. The moment is awkward because they apparently have no interest right than in doing nothing, and you are looking forward to doing nothing. Quite the crossroads, right?

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Protecting Your Solitude

Solitude. You need it, I need it, everyone needs it. But we as introverts crave and celebrate it more than anything in this world.


What is solitude, and why is it so important to protect it? Solitude is what most people call “me-time”, but it is so much more than that to people like me and you. It is the precious opportunity to curl up with a good book, toss on some headphones and get away from the busy-ness of the world (basically, it’s a way to tell everyone to leave us alone so we can breathe!).


In today’s society, there is this crazy thought that everyone needs to be together all the time. But the truth is, we innovate so much better when we take a moment (or two, or three) to ourselves. It took me years to learn how to protect my solitude. And yes, I lost friends and things that I thought were important, but in the end, my quality of life outweighed the stress of trying to be “on” all the time.

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Solitude: And Why You Don't Need a Committee

The other part is because I could never find someone to do these things with. And I refuse to sit around waiting to do something just so I wouldn’t be alone. That is another way to learn about yourself, to get away from the people who have preconceived notions of you.

Don't you get tired of all the noise? Of everyone's "advice"? Cause I am. You can go around looking and asking for others' opinions and knowledge. But in the end its your choice. You know what is best for you; and what your wants and needs are.

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