Sunday, April 1, 2012




Life can be a little overwhelming sometimes. It's not rare that people get caught up in their everyday routines, and all together forget what it's like to enjoy a little solitude every now and then.

I've found myself enjoying quite a bit of solitude lately despite the hustle and bustle of my everyday life.  For me, this is a big accomplishment.  It wasn't that long ago that I found myself restless and unable to cope with the quietness of being by myself.  Back then, if I even spent one day at home by myself I would find myself searching for some way out of it, contacting any friend I could to find some peace.  Here I am today, though.  My best friend is out of town, my phone sits silently next to me, and I am able to sit here and write in a quiet house.  And I do this all knowing that I have no plans ahead of me for the day.  It's kind of a great feeling.

People aren't just overwhelmed by everyday routines, though.  They are also swamped with emotions, and those things that cause those emotions.  This is the thing I find myself dealing with again.  The stresses that come with things like responsibility, health and friendships are all things that I am facing right now.  I wouldn't say that I'm exactly struggling, but it I don't deal with these stresses in the right way, I may find myself overwhelmed and consumed by them in the future.  Know what I mean?

I hope you are able to enjoy some solitude like I have been able to lately.  Every now and then we need a little time alone to remember who we are, and to do those things that, by ourselves, keep us grounded and in the right place.

Keep your head up!



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