I’m a solitary creature. I need my alone time to be a functioning adult, and if I don’t get it on a regular basis, I become cranky and irritable. I don’t do well in large crowds, and sometimes I have issues with small gatherings.
I’m not sure why any of this is, other than it is. It bothers me sometimes. I feel like I should be more social, that I should have a wider circle of friends. But, being around people can tire me out. I recharge my batteries by taking the time to seek out a quiet place. Whether I’m reading, or writing, or golfing, or taking a walk this is my time. My needed time. My if I don’t get this, I won’t function well time.
One of the beautiful things about the human race is the variety of people and their individual needs. I know some people that need a large crowd or a gathering of friends at the bar to recharge. Good for them! I just know that for myself, I’m more tired after something like that and usually am withdrawn by the end of it all.
I’m grateful to have a place where I can be invisible from the world. I’ve tried living in a larger area, and it’s just too crowded for me. I cherish my solitude and all that comes with it.