A Solitary Woman
“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” — Mandy Hale
For the last five years or so, I’ve become a solitary. My world is quiet. I can read and write and never get interrupted by outside noise. I easily become caught up in what I’m doing and forget that anyone else exists.
I have control over all my time and can do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it. I almost never do anything I don’t want to do. It’s purely a luxurious existence, and I cherish it.
Many days I don’t hear another human voice until my daughter calls to say goodnight. I am so happy in my own little world that I never notice a feeling of aloneness. I certainly never fear it; in fact, I am intensely attached to it.
I don’t feel as if I am being left out or that I’m missing something. When I desire company, I will call a friend or take myself out to dinner, where I enjoy meeting and talking to new people. Afterward, I am happy to be alone again where I can catch up on my reading and writing or listen to music.
Aloneness brings introspection and reflection. It is the best way for me to find peacefulness, harmony, and all the nourishment that quiet brings. This would not be for everyone, but for me, it is paradise.
“Aloneness is a gift. Loneliness is something else.” — Danna Colman