I Enjoy Solitude

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 594 People

    Freedom And Tranquility

    I’ve observed a certain pattern: the older I get, the more introvert I become. It wasn’t always like this. I used to be much more sociable when I was younger. I like people, I guess most of those that I come across daily would never suspect I’m a loner. I’m friendly and...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jul 16, 2011

    We, as humans, created the word 'loneliness' to

    describe the despair of being alone. We created the word 'solitude' to describe the joy of being alone.
    RedMarcher RedMarcher
    18-21, M
    Nov 6, 2014

    The Sky Above Knows My Name

    Solitude is the greatest thing to me. I love to just sit and think, write, play the guitar and sing, meditate, read...anything, really. I can't think of anything that I would rather not do by myself to be truthful. I can do and live at my own pace and that feels like the...
    wblakeb wblakeb
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2010

    Alone Near The Water

    When I really want to get away and be alone, I head for the nearest body of water. There is nothing better than being alone with nature, listening to the wind blow and relaxing to the sound of waves crashing. Makes me yearn for the beach right now.
    owl3 owl3
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2012


    i do quite enjoy solitude.i enjoy a bit of time on my own,i find it very peaceful to be on my own...but you do need the company of others from time to time...just not too much lol
    clayantony clayantony
    41-45, M
    Sep 22, 2013

    I Rang In Sick

    It was just another wednesday, i awoke, slammed off the alarm, sighed deeply and sat up contemplating another day at work....i sighed again, and fell back on the pillows, pressing the snooze button...."just another five minutes" i thought, snuggling under the covers. Five minutes...
    shenightowl shenightowl
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    on the edge

    After a period of time you convince your self that your better off alone.you remember that companionship is dramatized in movies and that without the impulse of being constantly self conscious you feel better about your self. you really don't need the approval or attention of...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden
    18-21, M
    Mar 26, 2013

    Only Child

    I grew up as an only child so I was used to being alone. And when I spend too much time with people, I start to yearn for solitude.
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2012

    Heh... Darkness take me back

    once more... Take me into ur arms. Let me sleep. Let me suffer. Blacken my thoughts. Corrupt my being. Let me die once more And be Reborn. Dark as a Void
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic
    18-21, M
    Jan 29, 2015

    Look For A Girl

    my girlfriend died 2 years ago and i want to meet somebody who is funny,nice and kind(girl) because im lonely and have no one to talk too
    LoodaGljiva LoodaGljiva
    22-25, M
    Apr 11, 2013

    Enjoy It And Need It

    There is much talk about the detriment solitude can have on the health of the human mind. But is this really true for everyone? When I'm not allowed the opportunity to retreat into peaceful solitude, I start to go a bit insane. I haven't had much time to myself in about a week...
    Wispen Wispen
    31-35, F
    Apr 11, 2013

    Solitude In Today'S World

    In today's world we have loneliness. But rarely solitude... Western culture tends to portray anyone who wants solitude as anti social. Solitude, is the state of being alone but not feeling lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. Solitude is...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 4, 2013

    Right now, I want nothing more

    but to be totally alone, solitary, with not a single human being in my sight. No phone calls, messages, internet. Zero communication. Just me and my music and the sky and green green grass with soft breeze blowing. ...blowing away all the worries and troubles, temporarily...
    SapphireSol SapphireSol
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    Solitude - Alexander Pope

    How happy he, who free from care The rage of courts, and noise of towns; Contented breaths his native air, In his own grounds. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. Blest! who...
    kleban10 kleban10
    18-21, M
    Mar 26, 2012

    The smell of freshly laundered sheets an my

    comforter makes me never want to leave my bed. I'd rather curl up in my Cal-King w/ my iPad or a good book instead of going out.
    PurdyHeart PurdyHeart
    31-35, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    Time Alone

    Growing up as an only child was at times frustrating and lonely. However, I learned how to be by myself. I read books, magazines, and newspapers to pass my time. My family subscribed to many different reading materials, and visited the library weekly. I found comfort in...
    okcgal61 okcgal61
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2012

    This Day, My Own

    On this day, i will surrender my heartto a day that is mine, alone and apartfrom all that is grinding,draining and dullwork load off my back, a day to refill.the soft autumn rain is silver and goldoh such a wonder,. my eyes to behold,the fire flames are gentle in my haven homeit...
    shenightowl shenightowl
    51-55, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2012

    Most of the time it is best to be away from

    everyone and completely alone. It is truly liberating. No more unwanted anchors, no stagnation whatsoever, just utter delight and liberation in the sweet company of blissful solitude. I honestly loathe those who can't comprehend my reason for this. They say it's bad, I give...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    Sometimes You Just Need Alone Time

    I sometimes enjoy solitude. But would not want to be alone all the time. Life can be so hectic sometimes with so much going on that you just need some you time to think with no distraction, sometimes for me thats going for a walk or locking myself away in a room somewhere with...
    lushandloopy lushandloopy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2010
    RedMarcher RedMarcher
    18-21, M
    Nov 5, 2014

    Only Because It Is Not Actually Being Alone...

    Solitude is the time I take to reduce external noise and focus on only a few things at a time (music, a book, a thought-provoking movie) or to think, meditate or day-dream.  I value these times, because I love what I do with them. 
    mysticsovereign mysticsovereign
    56-60, F
    Feb 1, 2009

    When I was younger I was like a caged lion

    if I was home on a Friday or Saturday night. Now, I am so happy to be home watching a movie ...alone.
    VanTraveller VanTraveller
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    A Good Reminder That Solitude Is Good

    I just got back from several days in the Washington DC area with my wife and grandson. Tuesday thru Thursday were okay. Friday, I was starting to need some space. Thank goodness we went to Monticello. My wife & grandson go in one direction, and, I go look around elsewhere. We...
    lgbcat lgbcat
    51-55, M
    Oct 26, 2011

    All alone soaked in hot bath tub put pain rub

    on my back and took pain pill. Be great time to chat with me as I will reveal all
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Why Meditate?

    Meditation, which is thought directed by will, can bring many benefits. Most people learn how to think as very young children, and throughout their adult lives, they do not think any differently than they did as children. That is to say, most people use their minds in a manner...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 7, 2013

    I enjoy being in my own company.

    . not that I am anti social or anything. I have a lot of friends and a nice social circle. But at the end of the day, I want to be alone in my room without anyone at all. I think everyone should learn to love their own company first.. only then they can begin to enjoy anyone...
    Bizarree Bizarree
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015

    Solitude: A Refreshing Moment For The Soul

    My dad asked me today if I liked solitude. I told him that I enjoy their company,but that I also like the positive aspect of solitude. I always believed that solitude is such a great moment to just organize my thoughts and reflect. I get to regenerate my energies and detach from...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2010

    I never thought my life would be one of

    solitude. But it's proven to be the right destiny for me. I've had many important experiences that have shaped who I am. Silence is peaceful now. I'll never have many friends wrong personality for that. I don't dislike all people just aware I am at this point in life I'm mostly...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33
    26-30, M
    Dec 14, 2015

    "One who prefer is either a beast

    or God like." I do not recollect who said this
    deleted deleted
    Nov 13, 2014

    Tree In the Woods

    I had to join this group when I came across it. I have met many big city people who just can not stand silence or being alone. I have many friends like this and I respect their points of view. They are all people born and bred in large cities so even a small town can seem scarey...
    k1nudey k1nudey
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2008
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