I Love Solitude and Me Time

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    True solitude .. Is a din of birdsong,

    seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow. - Edward Hoagland
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    1 Response Sep 22, 2014

    I'm not antisocial but,

    there is so much I enjoy doing by myself. I love to sit alone at coffee. I love going to the movies by myself, and I like going to bookstores by myself
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    My ex never understood

    that I needed alone time to reflect and just chill. He wanted to constantly accompany me and although, i love him for it...i also felt caged as if being alone for one or two hours is a weird thing to do.
    ecokismet ecokismet
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2014

    I have 1.5 hour(s) between teaching seventh

    graders and going to pick up my seven-year old. During that time, I listen to jazz music, daydream, or read, sometimes with my domestic shorthaired cat on my lap. Having been the only child, I am accustomed to my own company. It is always nice to have someone to converse with...
    41-45, F
    Feb 27, 2016

    ....even if it's looking forward to my "Me" time

    which means me sitting up at 2am when the family is asleep and I have time for med school homework! I'm sad when I fall asleep when making them sleep cuz then I miss my date with me lol! :) no loLOUDER
    IUsed2BJustAWendy IUsed2BJustAWendy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2014

    Now that Final exams are over,

    I can relax stress free and enjoy some "me" time. When I'm off from work, I'm free to just lay around and do nothing if I choose to. No guilty feelings like I should be studying right now or anything.
    Sexaddict4u Sexaddict4u
    36-40, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    I enjoy my solitude and privacy.

    I don't know if I could or would like to be around people all the time. The people I meet and work around at the casino are not very cooperative. Some people do not look to see if others are in front of them. When I finish I look forward to my solitude. Then I can do what I...
    planter715 planter715
    51-55, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    I Need To Decompress...

    Oddly enough, after spending time with people for a long period of time, there is nothing more gratifying than just getting away. I can spend a little time with people, but not too much. It's sort of like taking off your shoes after getting home from a long day at work and...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2010

    My husband says I need to make friends.

    but I'm starting to think I like me time so much there's not room for friends... this can't be healthy.
    SweetLadyQ SweetLadyQ
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    Some "Me" Time.

    It does not happen too often, but sometimes it's nice just to have time for me. I'm naturally a giver and get pleasure from helping and making people happy. I enjoy company, but just once in a while it's nice to do what I want to do to suit me. To be lost in my own thoughts...
    charlie1960 charlie1960
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2011

    I Discover Myself

    Being born an only child I sure had and still have lots of time to myself. Lot of single children whom I know have complained about being lonely. I never felt that way. Perhaps it was because I used all my time in reading lots of books or doing something creative. I remember as a...
    ethics ethics
    Oct 4, 2011

    I love being alone. By myself.

    I don't think there has ever been a time in life where I've been "lonely". I honestly don't need anyone to entertain me. Internet, books, movies...I don't need to 'go out' in order to find entertainment, it finds me. Alone with my imagination is all the adventure I need. This is...
    ImaPrincess344 ImaPrincess344
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    No One Around

    Have you ever wished you had some place to escape to, somewhere no other person knows about? Cherishing solitude as much as I did, it was always difficult for me to live in a family of five people, sharing the room with my sister, having no place of my own. Oftentimes I wished I...
    skadi skadi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2011

    The Adventures In Singularity

    I enjoy keeping to myself, although others say its bad for you. I sometimes ask the question, "Whats the point of trying to socialize with people that are in it for themselves and just want to scratch the surface and take that, and then judge you, for the rest of your life?" I...
    soupersam soupersam
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2013

    Quiet...awww Yes.

    In order for me to read my Bible and to pray, it seems that I have to always get up in the early hours of the morning to do so. My husband puts on the TV the minute he wakes up and I find it so difficult to pray or read. If I had my way, I personally would'nt own a TV. Nothing...
    JB4J JB4J
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2011

    The older I get the more introverted I become.

    I've been "introverted" since I was a kid but I have been able to be social and even talkative. however I'm finding the want or the need to be around people less and less.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    Rare Treat

    It's getting harder and harder to find solitude as the countryside gets smaller and smaller and the concrete world gets bigger and bigger.
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2012

    Sometimes, Sometimes Not...

    It's kind of a double-edged sword being alone and enjoying it sometimes. I actually am quite lonely most of the time, having no friends or girlfriend to hang out with and talk to. But there are times when I value my alone time and don't feel lonely at all. Just me, maybe a book...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    I Can't Get Enough

    I can't get enough me time lately. My gf doesn't seem to understand. I am pulling away because I need it. It's who I am. I love my alone time to think or just do nothing. She thinks it's her fault I guess. It's not. I will always feel the need to have me time.Anyone else feel...
    marleychick23 marleychick23
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2012
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Feb 27, 2016

    I do not even enjoy spending time with my

    family. Alone time is the only time I am calm.
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    I live alone and I think it's the best thing

    that ever happened in my life. I like people in small doses and I think that when you live alone romantic relationships are better because you appreciate the other person when they are around instead of finding them in the way.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015
    estrella77 estrella77
    36-40, F
    May 31, 2015

    One With Nature

    I grew up with family round me ,went to the same school as me as I got older their were always people around as my parents had lots of friends as did my sister ,brother and I,so never got much me time .My only time I got to be alone was the odd time every one was out and I was at...
    beastman111 beastman111
    46-50, M
    Nov 20, 2011

    I went to dinner by myself this evening.

    It's been awhile. Just that little bit of me time made a huge difference in my mood.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    .... I refuse to block my true self out with

    the noise of the world, there is nothing more peaceful then facing the inner you amongst the presence of God surrounded by nature.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    I have many reasons to be unhappy,

    more for which to be happy. I try to be content. I read Helen Keller quote once… “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I may be in, to be content.” I try to emulate her. I like to laugh. I like to see others laugh even more. I...
    dbri732722 dbri732722
    51-55, M
    Jun 4, 2015

    Me And Solitude

    I love solitude, and will always be. When I was younger, the need of company is very important to me. I never had any serious relationship but I do have many friends. My opposite sex (woman) sees me as a cold and stressful person (i think), actually im not, that was me years ago...
    thinkt4nk thinkt4nk
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2009

    I Dream of It

    I love the solitude that nature can provide me with, if permitted the weather and time.  I love to be alone, and have often made random train trips and the like to places in the middle of nowhere to be with my own thoughts and have cherished these times, have delighted that...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 18, 2008

    Is It Solitude Or Isolation?

    I love spending time alone. This seems to be an ongoing debate in my life. I was living alone with my cats and internet and tv for a long while. I still like to socialize occasionally. I had to move recently and I have been living in a home with a lot of other people for the last...
    Sandi247 Sandi247
    56-60, F
    Dec 20, 2012

    I feel the same way about solitude

    as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It’s the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself. Being alone makes me feel more relaxed, since there is no sense that anyone is...
    morestay morestay
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    Left Alone...

    Sometimes I just need to be left alone to my thoughts. I need to learn and understand everything I've consumed, and sometimes that takes me time.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2009

    First Attempt

    After reading some solitude quotes, i bravely stepped out and fearlessly go out by myself. This step is hard and reminds me of times that i am forced to be alone and lonely, now I feel that with solitude I am happily alone with no loneliness. :)
    RwilbeLoved RwilbeLoved
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2012

    It's a struggle to find Me time,

    a 3yr old and 2 jobs plus school... I find the bus ride as close to Me time as I'll ever get
    nessa8a nessa8a
    26-30, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    Spending time in nature in the presence of the

    Lord, just me and HIM... I wouldn't have it any other way ...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    Sometimes I Need Space...

    My wife and daughter are incapable of leaving me alone. That's why I do yoga after they go to bed.
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Feb 2, 2012
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