I Live Alone And I Like It
Living alone gets a bad rap. Mostly because people equate being alone with lonely. Nothing could be further from the truth as one can feel lonely in the middle of a crowd. As well as, one can feel fulfilled by themselves. Loneliness relates not to the number of people surrounding us, but to the connections with the self.
I love living alone because I get to do what I want, how I want in the best company possible; that of my own self. Now, by most people’s standards I’m a very social person. I have many friends and an active work life. So, it is when I’m alone that I get to listen to how I’m truly feeling and bask in the simple easy things that I’ve learned give me a great sense of serenity.
I also have extensive experience in living with others. Besides living with friends, I have also had two long term relationships where I shared a home. In the first, living together made me completely lonely, the second made me feel I had a home and belonged.
Maybe one day, I’ll get to share my home with someone again. So, I enjoy my time on my own now and know if and when I share my life with someone else, I will make sure to never give up on the sacred time I have now come to enjoy so much; that with myself.
Please read on.
How Living Alone Can Be Good For You
By Laura Schocker
My whole life I’ve been told that teamwork is golden. The clichés say it all: Two heads are better than one. The more the merrier. There is no “I” in “team.” I grew up to view being in the company of others as the de facto ideal state. And for many years, it was true: my senior year of college, I lived with seven of my closest girlfriends in one house. Just as I predicted, it was one of the best years of my life. No matter what time of day or night there was always a friend to bounce an idea off of, a shoulder to cry on or a late-night snack buddy. It was domestic bliss for a 22-year-old...Continued