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. HannahB
    7 October 2010 / 10:28 pm

    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. Gorilla Bananas
    7 October 2010 / 11:15 pm

    Do you like talking to yourself when you're alone? I love it, I really enjoy my company.

  3. Petite Annabel
    9 October 2010 / 9:44 pm

    I agree with GB! I only hope that absolutely no one is able to hear me! 😉

  4. Celeste
    10 October 2010 / 8:18 am

    Being alone is so important- love this video.

  5. jane
    10 October 2010 / 8:26 pm

    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!

  6. Lisa-Marie
    11 October 2010 / 12:40 pm

    What a lovely thing to pass on! I like alone time too!

  7. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
    11 October 2010 / 8:50 pm

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

  8. cb
    11 October 2010 / 10:18 pm

    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!


  9. Rachel at The Inspired
    12 October 2010 / 3:25 am

    There's something refreshing about this…I love alone time! I get to blog 🙂

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