One of the blessings of this community we have here at the Exponent, is that I feel less alone in the world because of each of you. Having sisters who think and feel the way I do, has helped me through many rough spots when I haven’t had “in real life” friends for support. But, though this may seem ironic, I think it is also this same internet community that’s given me the courage to be more alone in my journey, too.
Having been a SAHM for many years, I never was alone–at least for longer than a brief shopping trip. But in the past two years I’ve found many times for being alone, and I have to say that it’s both scary and thrilling. I’ve traveled places where no one else knew where I was: ridden in subways by myself, crossed international borders as a solitary traveler, wandered on deserted stretches of beach, and spent afternoons alone in many a cafe in unknown cities. Much of my love for paddling comes from those days that I set off on the water in my one-person outrigger canoe, with only the wind and birds for company.
From all of this I’ve learned that being alone does not mean being lonely. Perhaps that’s why this video struck such a chord with me and why I wanted so much to share it with you:
Do you like to be alone? If so, where do you go to be alone?