Solitude

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  I just know that for myself, I’m more tired after something like that and usually am withdrawn by the end of it all.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.

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