How To Be Alone

This video/song/poem really made my day, in fact I would say that watching this was the best 4 minutes of my day (ignoring the 4 chocolate digestives I just gorged).

I have always enjoyed spending time on my own; I know many others shy away from it. As a youngster I would often take walks through the copse of trees opposite my house, or wander around the village content with my own thoughts. I spent a lot of time in my room, scribbling away in my notebooks, or dancing around my room to my favourite cassette tapes, or reading a story to myself.

As an adult I have been travelling several times on my own. I guess I was single-minded enough to want to go exploring, so I just went. I enjoy getting lost in strange cities, striking up conversations with strangers and being alone with my thoughts. There’s never a dull moment in my mind.

I like this video because it reminds me how important it is to have time to myself – it gives me a chance to recharge, reflect and reshuffle my mind. It also allows me to explore and experience the world around me in a very personal way.

As much as I love the company of others, and I wouldn’t change my friends and family for the world, I do love to do a few things alone.

  1. I saw this recently too and loved it! but having been married for 5 years, and with someone for 4 years before that, it felt a bit odd to talk about being alone!

  2. I officially love this video. Totally agree with you about alone time – Icouldnt do without it, and regularly. Just coming to the end of 10 weeks in Africa on my own and am a new convert to solo travel. Still, can't wait to see my pals when I get back!

  3. i enjoy doing things on my own as well – gonna save this video to watch when i get home from work!!

  4. i love having my alone time, i get what i need accomplished and i am able to focus better too. i think it is soo important!


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