There are times I’d like to wear a sign like this. I’d like to warn people to get out of my head. I like to think from my own point of view without the influence of others weighing my decisions.
There are times I don’t wish to see or speak to anyone. I don’t want to answer my door or pick up the phone. I just want to shut out the world and be alone.
Do you ever feel the need for solitude and silence?
I not only want it but need it.
Both my sanity and creativity depend on it.
Sometimes the space needed is external and other times it’s internal.
All it usually takes is a few minutes to reflect and renew.
Some times I could even use a sign like this one to warn of an empending blow up if I’m not left alone.
I’m used to my creativity taking hits and having to shut down current endeavors.
However if I don’t get my emotional alone time, everyone suffers.
Every once in a while I’ll take some spa time just for me. No, I don’t even want to share that time with another female friend. I want it for only me.
When I need a break, I curl up with a good book or steal a few hours for a chick flick. Come on, a few tears is always good for the soul!
As much as I cherish family time or outings with Dirt Man, there are times that I enjoy going out to eat or a movie by myself. Years ago I couldn’t stand to go in public alone. Now, I look forward to it.
How do you satisfy your need for solitude or silence?