Time alone is time well spent
It's awesome you got to wallow in the solitude. That made me smile. Except the part where I wish I could teleport there and ruin it by hanging out with you, of course.
Oh, don’t even get me started on “doing nothing.” We should often do nothing AND not feel guilty about it!! Bravo to you!
Also, I loved your article in the other publication. “And then we walked out the door like our legs were no big deal.” Yessss! And I don’t know about you, but I’m joyously impressed by the bodies of middle-aged Portuguese women on the beaches here- they wear the teeniest of swimsuits and THEY DON’T CARE!! It’s fabulous!!
I’ve been in organizations that offered those personality tests to determine how you work best with others. I always came out 50-50 extrovert-introvert. And it helped me realize why my “battery runs down” after a few hours of socializing, even with one other person. (Conferences have always been challenging with all that interactive stimulation. I usually end up holing up in my hotel room to “recharge”.) I’ve learned to respect my introversion (introvertedness?) when guests visit by creating a framework for putting them on autopilot. For instance, I suggest day trips they can do on their own.
To be my best, I NEED time alone. Meditation is my best friend because it brings me back to me. I learn to fall more deeply in love with myself - I believe that love affair (thee most vital one) is not possible without “alone” time. Thanks always for your out loud contemplations; what a gift that you share!
I too love my staycations!
Thank you! For the reminder that solitude is so important.