I Like Being Alone

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    Do you ever wonder why others are

    so baffled by the fact that you actually enjoy being on your own?...That you do it as an active choice rather than by default? Is it because in a way you're inadvertently pointing out their insecurities? Or does it mean there's something wrong with you for not always craving...
    orangesheet orangesheet
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2014

    I love being at home

    and alone so I can be at peace, and I don't have to act to please others. So I can be free of of others judgements, lack of acceptance, and anger. So I don't have to worry about behaving socially acceptable all the time. Being alone or at home means I can loosen up, go barefoot...
    deleted deleted
    May 24, 2015

    I used to be so insecure about myself

    that I was so devastated when my friends start ignoring me. Three months later , I'm okay now with being alone. I've learnt to be tough, to love myself more and to love others as well. All is well.
    Amaze16 Amaze16
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2014

    I like being alone but I hate being lonely.

    . Loneliness is all I've ever known; my best friend yet my worst enemy.
    rhiamia rhiamia
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    I'm an only child and strangely I like being

    alone but hate being lonely...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    I dont feel loneliness

    when im alone.because i think im getting used to it. When im alone im more peaceful. Because theres none to deal with. And none to judge me. I understood that i dont need someone to make me happy. Im happy with myself. Yeahhh alone happy, optimistic, hardworking girl! :)
    Natureismagic Natureismagic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    Being alone is awesome I don't like having a

    lot of people around me it makes me feel nervous and then I feel sick :|
    soullessnight000 soullessnight000
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    I Must Have Time Alone

    It is absolutely necessary for me to have time alone to be happy. Time to write in my journal, meditate, think, daydream, read, do energy work, sculpt, work in my gardens, sit at my pond and watch the fish---alone. I really dislike crowds, I'm just too overwhelmed by all that...
    datura datura
    56-60, F
    38 Responses Jan 16, 2008

    For most of my life I wanted nothing more

    than to find my one true companion, and feel fulfilled. Years have gone by since then, and enough crap that everyone deals with. One day though, it was like a switch was flipped, and I no longer yearned for that companion, it was then I realized how much energy I wasted on such...
    Emmy508 Emmy508
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    After class today I decided to go to the mall.

    I didn't plan anything beforehand and so before I knew it, I was at the cinema. The dude who was in charge of the ticket counter where I was buying the movie ticket, started off the conversation as usual. But when I said I was only buying for one, his expression changed. It's as...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    I love being alone. I enjoy the peace

    and quiet. I enjoy being able to think without someone assuming I'm doing "nothing" and thinking it is okay to interrupt me. Most of all, I enjoy being my true self. With no one else around, I don't have to pretend to be something I'm not or worry that something I said was...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 25, 2014

    I don't get lonely being alone,

    in fact I prefer it. I have wasted so much time being friends with people that have dumped me because I wouldn't get involved in their dramas that I enjoy the tranquility of my own company.
    SilentWhiteMoon SilentWhiteMoon
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    i really like being alone

    but i hate that feeling of loneliness
    sandra1231 sandra1231
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    I usually listen to music

    and work on my stories when I'm alone because when I'm around people they always interrupt me, so I try to get as much alone time as I can.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 11, 2015
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Feb 18, 2016

    Don't get me wrong, I love being with people.

    Being with family and friends. I love being happy with them and laughing and just enjoying the company. But there are times when I just want to be alone. I don't mind it sometimes. It's weird but it's true. I just need my "me" time, alone, and I'm fine with that.
    Vivmlqian Vivmlqian
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    It's nice I like shutting the world out

    and sit on my bed and listen to music and read a nice book especially on a cloudy day
    cleodaclark cleodaclark
    16-17, F
    Sep 22, 2015

    I'm starting to enjoy solitude more.

    I like being alone with my own thoughts and not have to deal with people. We went runner at gym class to prepare for our annual 5km run and I felt better running and being concentrated on one thing and only think of running. After it I felt like staying outside enjoying some...
    ErenBombastic ErenBombastic
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    There Is Me

    My life has been a lonely one. Thrown into chaos from the very start, with no-one but myself to pull myself through. I came to the conclusion that we are born alone and we die alone; therefore we must ultimately be alone. Everybody needs somebody... But who can be my somebody...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 9, 2013

    Sometimes you just need

    that solitude
    TheAvenue TheAvenue
    18-21, M
    Feb 2, 2016

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    signeccaa signeccaa
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    I miss it a lot. I remember

    when I left someone and felt that wave of relief wash over me because I could finally enjoy the solace of being alone again. Now I'm yearning for that solitude again and this time I need it more than ever. I can't take the constant chatter and clocking in and out of a...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    Today I was ok Until i went on a long walk

    with my daughter n then suddenly someone started talking to me.. Then it sucked THE END
    nihiless nihiless
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    People often ask me do I enjoy being a loner.

    . it's not that I enjoy solitude but I've tried to blend into the world before and people continue to disappoint me.
    IttyBittyGina IttyBittyGina
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    Reading books & watching series alone cuddled

    in my bed this Friday evening & you know what- IT FEELS AMAZING.
    Serpensss Serpensss
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    It's amazing how some girls can drop everything

    and put a guy that doesn't even want them, before themselves. I don't understand the logic.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    The sanctity of seclusion I enjoy being alone

    (well the only person in the room my dog rex is like my shadow so he follows me everywhere in the house but I like just laying down with my tubber (he's a hypoallergenic hybrid of cocker spaniel and poodle and he weighs 40.2 pounds))
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    Most people don't understand this.

    I love being by myself and doing this on my own. I especially love travelling by myself and going to concerts / gigs by myself. I love my own company and things are just easy that way. I'm not a people person and don't think I ever will be.
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    I enjoy being with other people

    but I think it's important to be able to sit with yourself and your own thoughts. A time to reflect and regroup.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    If being around people wasn't

    as exhausting as it is to me, I wouldn't find being alone such a reward. I'm so tired of people treating me differently (like giving no eye contact when they're talking in group of 3 people and making me feel like an incompetent child) because I don't know what to say or do to...
    syltutu syltutu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I find it relaxing being alone

    or antisocial . people say its not healthy but how can that be? You dont have to deal with people hurting you or walking all over you. Its really a peaceful feeling.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2015

    Until I left for college

    when I was 17, I had this weird tendency to look out the window of my bedroom at the market by the street near our house, to see if the stores were closed yet. Of course, they closed at the same time every night. I liked seeing the lights on, the people walking in from their...
    IndraD IndraD
    22-25, M
    Feb 2, 2016
    soaringforthemoon soaringforthemoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    I need to hide my vulnerability how exactly I'm

    going to do that even beggars belief for me I'm can hide anything but not what's on the outside my neighbors know I don't have visitors or friends nor family so use it to their advantage Problem is I don't like being around people I feel now like it's an intimate encounter...
    nihiless nihiless
    36-40, F
    Nov 28, 2015

    I live with my husband & 4 kids.

    Sometimes, when they're all at school & work I like to buy a pack of cigarettes & a good red wine & enjoy them in the garden. I'm not a smoker but I do like an occasional smoke.
    selina1986 selina1986
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    Being alone is not a bad thing: It's relaxing.

    It's like your in your own world not having to worry about others. Just yourself.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    I don't like being alone.

    I LOVE being alone. Just by yourself, music playing, no distractions, inhaling the fresh summer air... When I'm alone I'm alive
    QuiteReal QuiteReal
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    Most people don't understand this.

    I love being by myself and doing things on my own. I especially love travelling by myself and going to concerts / gigs by myself. I love my own company and things are just easy that way. I'm not a people person and don't think I ever will be.
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    Being alone doesn't necessarily mean being

    lonely. I love to spend time away from others to focus on myself. I love to discover parts of myself I never knew existed. Be kind to yourself, and acknowledge your worth.
    BrokenEternally BrokenEternally
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    Sometimes after a long day,

    I definitely like being alone but there are times where I feel like I'm left alone TOO often! I love hanging around friends & family! Going to work is usually a pleasure because my coworkers are!
    derricksautism derricksautism
    18-21, M
    Feb 20, 2016

    I applied my heart to know wisdom,

    and to know madness and folly. I perceive that this also was a chasing at the wind. For in much wisdom, is much grief. And he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.
    GinoTyler91 GinoTyler91
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    sitting in a dark room in silence,

    only your breathing sound. that's the peace.
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    Feb 18, 2016

    I'd rather be alone and loved,

    than in a crowd and hated. I think there are many that might agree with me there
    nightguy2597 nightguy2597
    18-21, M
    Sep 25, 2015

    I don't have to be able too much of it is not

    the same as it was. A few years ago today my phone is the only thing that is the most recent. The fact is that you are not in a statement that he had been. The fact is that you can get the same as the only thing that is a great way to get the best.
    TheAvenue TheAvenue
    18-21, M
    Feb 9, 2016

    People annoy me, and I also feel like I can get

    a lot more done when I AM alone. But, I ALWAYS have time for my rottweiler, Nova. She's really the only company I need.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    Sometimes I just want to do nothing

    or hear anything. Just sit and do my things. Like what I do now. Peaceful and quiet.
    sashimi9 sashimi9
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    I like being alone.I just like the silence.

    I don't like people.They scare me and make me nervous.
    ashley1955 ashley1955
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 30, 2014

    I enjoy being alone a lot.

    .. I can't really decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing. In my opinion, being by myself is one of the best feelings in the world. I crave it all the time. It's like I can finally be myself because most of the time I feel that I can't be myself... Except in front of my...
    Kayyslack Kayyslack
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016

    I like being on my own.

    A few years ago, when I first started university, I spent the majority of my time alone, moping in depressive thoughts or indulging in terrible habits. I was alone in a dark place. However, I've grown a lot since then and I now find enjoyment in solitude. When you think about it...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2015
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