There have been a few times in my life when I thought I’d like to have a lot of people around, but when it actually happened, I realized that I’m really a loner at heart. That doesn’t mean I don’t like people or don’t appreciate company. I just am perfectly content to be by myself.
When I was a kid, I had a vision of living in a cabin in the woods with a host of animals. For many years, that is exactly how I lived. It was a struggle to buy that little house, and now that I’ve lost it, I’ve also lost the ability to have the animals that I used to have. Still I have two dogs who need to be walked and fed and cared for. That’s fine for now. It keeps me from being too lazy.
Comments on the Solitary Life
I've been there too. Right now I'm living in an RV park. It's cheap and I don't have a roommate, but I can hear the smokers coughing, conversations and whatever else my neighbors are doing. Hoping for a change someday soon.
Home alone is my favorite place to be. Unfortunately, I find myself in a financial predicament wherein I need a roommate to survive. I'll be glad when I can be back on my own again. Yes, a loner at heart, like you.
I am pretty content. I do like visiting with friends but just not crowds.
You could be right. Being popular is so important in our teen years (not that I was). Then we realize being alone is really ok.
Do you ever wonder, RTL, if when we were younger and wanted people around, it was because that's what we thought was expected of us? When we're older, we stop caring and tend to develop as the people that we really are! Just my two cents.
Yes, I agree. We need our time to write and ponder.
I enjoy being alone, and for me it simply might be because I am a writer. It can also be because I don't like crowds or people who can "know it all" However, honestly it is because I am a writer that I enjoy my alone time.
Thank YOU. Yes, I was rather surprised at how many people agreed with me. You really have to have some peace and quiet to write and think. Although my dogs get pretty demanding at walky time...lol If it weren't for them, I'd sit at this computer until I was faint....
It must be the writer in us all, I too enjoy being alone. I was also once married to a man who took it very personal that I preferred to spend the majority of my time alone and DID NOT want to go EVERYWHERE with him. When I did get rid of him I was thrilled to finally be left alone at home... Terrible right? BUT I do have two children who drag me from my solidarity and like you I adore animals relating to them most often better than people. They just hang with you and create little if any friction. I've always been a loner but have an intense love of theater and the arts, I actually direct plays and instruct part time which is one of my passions. This brings me out into the world of hustle and bustle oh yes and lots of people. I guess you can say I've learned to compromise between the loner in me and the creative person who must go out.
I'll imagine you getting that little house allowing you to have more friends (animals) I know you will just keep thinking and imagining you will.
Great story, thanks for sharing. :)K
You got that right! Sometimes though I want to crank up the radio and listen to music. No one here to complain.