Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and family and I love spending time with them. It's just that now, I look forward to being at home. In her book Why You're Not Married...Yet, author Tracy McMillan writes about "coming home to [insert your name here]". That's what I have been doing, coming home to myself. I view my home and time alone as a respite. It rejuvenates me. And when I have had enough of the outside world, I know I have a place to come home to. But catch this: home is not the building, home is ME. Just like "home" is YOU. I feel like the more I look to myself as a place of shelter, the less I seek out others to fill the "voids" I may see myself as having. Whether binge-watching my favorite shows, having a cocktail to cap off my day, journaling, meditating, trying out a new recipe or a long soak in the tub with a book, I treat myself well by allowing myself to just be.
What are some of the things you like to do alone?