I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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    Always have. Never had many friends growing up,

    so i depended on the outdoors to keep me entertained. I'd go for walks, swimming in the lake, feeding the fish until it was too cold. I got into art when I was in high school, and now it's a big part of my life. I spend most of my time painting in my living room, listening to...
    endofalldays endofalldays
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    I'm always been a loner,

    I've always been very isolated from people. it's natural for me to be by myself, sometimes to an unhealthy degree. I have social anxiety but and I'm trying to get over it. I've made some major strides lately with that but I still find small talk and socializing difficult. I do...
    ThatAwkwardGuy ThatAwkwardGuy
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    Alone time for me can be bad

    or good. Lately I've spent so much time alone and mostly in my head, that I've created false memories. After a whole day of no socializing online or in person interaction with another person, I woke up this morning thinking i went to lunch with a friend and we got into a really...
    Brokenpanda Brokenpanda
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 17

    I'm an introvert hence i dont talk much

    when im sober. lol. if the group is bigger than two ppl thats when i feel like a walllflower. if the group consist of attention seekers i let them be and i dont contest them. In witty but im nt bubbly. I feel ppl find me boring and sooner or later I get hurt by their actions. So...
    zenith2014 zenith2014
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2014

    Literally all I do is sit in my room,

    go on the computer, or sleep. Nothing interests me anymore.
    rachellxo rachellxo
    18-21, F
    19 Responses Jan 25, 2014
    GuitarJ GuitarJ
    18-21, M
    Aug 11, 2015

    I can be a very solitary soul sometimes.

    We should all spend more time with ourselves
    7t5HATgirl 7t5HATgirl
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    yah, I do spend a lot of time by myself.

    ...but am I really alone is I have EP frenz???
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 21, 2015

    But...there is someone with whom I'd love to

    spend time. This person is kind, gentle, whip smart, and caring. I've seen some photos of her. She takes my breath away; though she doesn't see her beauty. She inspires poetry. If I could. I'd be with her now. I'd show her how much passion I have for her.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    A necessary part of being a military wife at

    this stage of my life. I consider it my service to my country.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    i wonder even the day is stretched into a 72

    hours a day there will just not enough... we spent time, we waste time, we try to walk the walk of life, we consume time more than we consumed oxygen... even we consumed oxygen we actually consumed time... i just want to spend more time in solitude, calming my self, just...
    blackravencat blackravencat
    22-25, M
    May 13, 2015

    I have no friends in real life

    so I am used to being alone. I just deal with it the best way I can.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    I spend an inordinate amount of time alone due

    to anxiety, depression, introversion, HSP, etc. Part of me craves that alone time; the other part has a desperate need to connect with others, but can't due to my issues. At times like Easter - 4 days off work, and at home alone - I feel so incredibly vulnerable to the...
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    I'm so stressed out, my grandparents decided

    they were going to "help," me out of the situation with my step-mother by forcing me into going to Job Corps here in my state. Let me start by saying, I'm not against Job Corps in any way, I'm just irritated. They're assuming that since it worked for my older cousin it's going...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    First Concious Memory Of Who I Am !!!!

    well it all started ehen i was about 4 -5 years old and this was the first time i was fully concious of who i am and who im supposed to be............. As i was growing up i always notices i was not like the other boysin scool, they were all into cars football and sports, now i...
    5tarlight1988 5tarlight1988
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2011

    Baby Steps Toward Self Actualization

    As all of you don't know I've spent the last year in what's known as addiction recovery. For the past nine years I'd been using my body as a testing ground for a plethora of substances of abuse. Heroin and other opiates having a nice five year run followed  by copious...
    billypilgrim billypilgrim
    31-35, M
    9 Responses Aug 17, 2007

    Partially because I feel more comfortable by

    myself, and partially because I'm kind of fed up with making friends only to see them leave in the end. Oh well.
    Ominousity Ominousity
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    I isolate my self for I fear people its rare

    for people to interact with me. Its by choice for I fear people
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    I mostly just sit in my room

    and hardly ever leave the house can't do much when you're poor
    Cgr1 Cgr1
    22-25
    8 Responses May 17, 2014

    I'm socially awkward .

    . Well not really but I rather spend time by myself because there is no one to judge me or criticize me of any means and I don't know why but being with me; myself is so relaxing !
    acesha16 acesha16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

    Spending time with me

    for the purpose of observing my thoughts and feelings, to study myself and to get to know more about myself is an invaluable activity that I engage and enjoy a lot.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    For me, I cherish alone time.

    Not only can I accomplish more, but I can actually take time for me without distractions.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    When u just don't get along with anyone

    and you don't belong anywhere. 🤘🏻
    Soooos Soooos
    26-30, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    It's hard to accept my reality

    when I used to dream of so much more I've always treasured the way life is seen through my eyes . If you could take a look inside my mind where I spend must of my time. I might live here forever. Here where time and demons don't exists. Lullaby of the day . 22
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    Sometimes I think that I'm better off alone.

    I'm infatuated of the thought of being with someone, being loved. The feeling of being alone makes me cringe, yet I'm always alone.
    corissajane corissajane
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 17, 2014

    I get lonely sometimes

    but it's a longing for romantic love not friendship. Mostly I do just fine
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    My room is probably my favorite place go stay.

    I like curling into my bed and shutting my eyes and just floating away. It's insane to me how hours of sleep can only feel like minutes of being awake. -the photos is kind of funny, don't poke fun I was making a sad face.
    corissajane corissajane
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    I am used to spending a great deal of time

    alone. some of it is attribute to my upbringing some I prefer. I dont get lonely or bored. I feel at ease in my own presence. at times I feel more so than with others, some may view me with pity perhaps but I am content, I would feel more concern for someone who couldn't...
    snoopymg snoopymg
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    Not Bad Company

    I spend a lot of time by myself, at first it was not by choice but eventually it has become preferable.  The majority of my life has been in the public eye, I never had my own room, shared a bed and bathroom, my home has always been open to those who needed help and I never...
    mollydd mollydd
    13-15
    15 Responses Nov 26, 2009

    Always By Myself

    I spend most of the time by myself, I always tend to be alone.. sometimes i run conversations by myself ..also I think loudly, even some people witnessed me talking to myself in the street while i was walking.. sometimes i imagine specific people i run live conversation...
    tamrhenna tamrhenna
    26-30, F
    16 Responses Jun 21, 2008

    I can't drive, don't have a job,

    and I haven't gone to college. I hate being a bum.
    Headlights Headlights
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    Don't get me wrong! I do enjoy company of

    others. But it's like I recharge my batteries on my own :-)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    My best friend is myself.

    I guess it's easier that way. I've accepted that the only person who I can fully trust and who will not disappoint me from getting close and then just leaving is me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 3, 2015

    I've always enjoyed being alone

    since I was a kid..at least that way no one can hurt me.
    ursummerdreamz ursummerdreamz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    I lost my job and currently spend every day

    alone. It's not bad. I don't mind the silence. I quilt a lot to fill my days and watch tv. I once heard that people who are not satisfied with themselves couldn't bear to stay alone. Guess that means I don't mind the way I am...
    cubcakegurl8812 cubcakegurl8812
    26-30, F
    16 Responses Jan 9, 2014

    For the longest time,

    I've come to realize that I do a lot better on my own. In fact, it's almost to the point that not being alone (i.e. relationships) is almost quite foreign to me. I used to really envy people that didn't know how to be alone, but now I pity them. Maybe it's because I've always...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    and it annoys me when people keep bothering me.

    . I just want to be alone and that's why the door is closed..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    Maybe it because my friends never want to hang

    out, but I admit I actually love being alone. It gives me time to think and not worry about what other people are thinking about me(:
    Juliette20 Juliette20
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    I'm no story teller, nothin' to share

    but insight. I've not much to share for an experience... all that's significant to me - merely self-reflection and observation. most of what I do (physically) is predictable and repetitive from the outside. My recent experience? idk, exercising? for the last few weeks it's...
    plockly plockly
    18-21, M
    Sep 15, 2015

    I enjoy my own company.

    I feel relaxed when it's just me. & having time to think about my thoughts.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    Which is why I liked ep.

    I enjoyed browsing the stories , made some lovely friends and acquaintances. But I think I won't migrate elsewhere . My friends and I will stay in touch if it's meant to be . Ep filled a void for me in a difficult time in my life . But I spend way too much time on here. I was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Mar 25

    I'll write a longer thing some other time but,

    being alone is sometimes how i like it because i don't have to worry about another person in whatever way. I just worry only about me at that moment; and i can do whatever i want to do when i want to, without someone saying something about it. I don't get disturbed. It's nice...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2014

    Always Alone

    I am 100% a loner. Other than internet "friends" I have no friends. Not one. I used to have a lot in school, but once my best friend decited she didn't like me anymore she turned everyone against me. It really messed with my head and now I find it easier to be alone than it is to...
    skyyalexxis skyyalexxis
    26-30, F
    31 Responses Nov 13, 2013

    Today I experienced that moment.

    .. the one where you realize just how much time you spend alone and exactly how lonely you are. It's honestly frightening. I want real friends, a romantic relationship, companionship, etc., I just don't know that I'm equipped with what it takes to make those things happen any...
    willmsmith willmsmith
    36-40, M
    Sep 22, 2015

    Let me tell you this:

    if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    Maybe I spend a lot of times by myself

    because I always end up being invisible when I socialize.. Maybe because I just wanna be alone this time....and I like spending time by myself.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    Mostly by choice. I like being alone with just

    the thoughts in my head. Having conversations with myself and arguments. Wondering about things. It's rather nice. Plus Zelda is a single player game.
    Wellfinethenbethatway Wellfinethenbethatway
    26-30, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    Even thought im in a casual relationship i

    still prefer to do things by myself, im not a people person i have friends but still prefer to go catch a movie by myself even a bit of shopping would much prefer to do it alone i still enjoy time together with friends but just like to be by myself i can do what i want when i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 27, 2014

    I like it this way. When I first experienced

    that empty nest, I thought I'd never learn to live alone and be happy. Now I love it. I can be alone as much as I want, but I have enough family with whom I am very close, all I have to do is pick up a phone and I can be with anyone I wish for as long as I wish. Lucky me. I...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    I don't mind spending time by myself,

    but I do mind when I get ignored.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I Love Being Alone

    I hate when people think I'm weird for being alone most times. It's true that I don't have many friends but when I did, I could wait for them to leave. I love reading and relaxing. It's less drama that way. I know plenty of people with a lot of "friends" and all they do is talk...
    Hteag Hteag
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

    I spend most of my time up in my room on my

    computer. The only times I come out is if I need to eat, go to the GYM or go to work. I'm not much of a people person due to many reasons such as people telling me how to live my life or people tell off for doing something in a way that they don't do it and many more. People are...
    SonoftheDark SonoftheDark
    18-21, M
    Jun 15, 2015
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