Solitude

I’m taking this idea from over at the blog ‘a smaller and simpler life’   

written by Sue from Wales. She is a wonderful writer and is truly living what she aspires to be.

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I’ve always been an introvert but in my earlier years just ignored what I needed. I don’t do that anymore. I don’t like crowds, parties, concerts etc. It’s just not what I’m interested in.

I am truly in a place where I like being alone/or with B who’s generally outside doing something so I have time to do what I want. When he was traveling for work I had many days where I was alone all day till either my daughter or son came home later in the evening. I was perfectly happy doing my own thing whatever that may have been.

I am embracing this as I get older and don’t feel the need at all to ‘fit’ in.

Having embraced minimalism and loving the simplicity of things, I don’t need to overextend or keep busy. I do my daily routines and enjoy the day. I may work on a project or plan something that might need to be done.

Now that we’re in ‘treatment’ mode, there’s no traveling about and as a matter of fact, I just canceled our spring trip to New Brighton beach because another round of chemo will start.  That’s okay because I believe you must live the season you’re in and not fight it.  We’ll go traveling again when this is over and it will be delightful.

 

4 thoughts on “Solitude

  1. Yes, so true on so many levels Christina. Beautiful quote. I vacillate between my Extrovert and Introvert side, and Dex steroids play games with me too. It’s true that mid life forward evolves us… I have regrets from undone things, goals and plans from myeloma’s ambush, but now that I am “retired”, thanks to myeloma, I am accepting and enjoying solitude more often. I used to discuss with my students, the difference between being “alone” vs being “lonely”. I’m so sorry for what B is going thru, and I just can’t believe what life tossed our way. Double whammy for our families… xoxo Julie

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