Even though I am partnered with someone, I find myself with an incredible amount of alone time. I rise early these days and collapse into slumber earlier than I'd like to admit. Sweets and all of my friends all are on different schedules than I am. Some how, once you start to drift away into the alone-liness of your existence, you find it's hard to come back. On one hand, I long for meaningful connections but on the other; the sheer effort to arrange meeting up with others can become too much for me after a long day.
My dear friend, Shannon at Birdstar, posted this video of Canadian poet, Tanya Davis, and her poem "How To Be Alone." It made me realize, you can spend time alone and have a good time if that is your intention. Alone time does not have to wasted time or lost time. It can be precious time or even magical time if you open yourself to meeting new people or exploring new places on your own.
Thank you, Tanya, I needed this.