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!