Tuesday, May 5, 2009

alone

I have not left my apartment since Sunday night. I mean it. Not even set foot into the hallway. Its not only a good way to clear out my DVR, catch up on phone calls, but its also EXTREMELY economical! I will not have spent even 1 cent in nearly 2 full days. That is pretty amazing. Whats even better, is that I just love being home by myself. I'm so content. I remember back in college and before I used to hate being by myself. I would make someone come with me to take out the trash or run a short errand! Maybe doing all these out of town jobs and tours has made it so that I had to learn to be alone. I guess in the process I learned also to like myself and enjoy my own company. I think I am so much easier on myself than I used to be, which is a big part of enjoying alone time. I used to beat myself up for EVERYTHING. No wonder I wanted other people around all the time: to buffer the way I treated myself! Anyway, its 5 de mayo so I just wanted to say hi and I hope everyone who reads this is having a great day, whether alone or with friends

6 comments:

Ezra said...

Wow, you sound just like you were just like how I am now--I hate being alone, and am always beating up on myself.

Though granted, having a love in your life helps...

Alan said...

You know something, Clark? One of my college friends once told me that he envied my ability to be content and happy when I was by myself. He said he couldn't endure not being surrounded with people all the time. He is a great guy in so many ways but in this respect I feel sorry for him. 'Cause happiness is a decision, it's not imposed by circumstances. I've done what your post describes, still do once in a while. And it's been great, so restful and therapeutic. I think it's healthy.

Chellers said...

I TREASURE my alone time now. I think because my children need me so much and because I can't do what I want to do as much anymore that I love being on my own. Also probably because it's so rare. I went to Erik's wedding BY MYSELF and loved every second! Of course, I was surrounded by friends and family for most of the time, but the trip to and from were also glorious.

Happy Cinco de Cuatro....oops, I mean de Mayo, to you too, mi amor.

Jen said...

I took a day off from school to be alone today. I understand. I truly do. If I could, I wouldn't leave my house for a week. But, I have auditions next week....in tech week for a musical this week....have a master's class tonight....a presentation to give in another master's class tomorrow night.....a conference to go to out of town next Thursday and Friday....I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to stay home and be alone for a few days! :-)

Jon said...

I was stranded in my house for a few days in December during a snow storm and I LOVED it. I worked on clearing out my DVR and played the piano and read and talked on the phone. It made realize how much I've learned to enjoy my own company. I'm fun!!

Keri Bo Beari said...

I've always been somewhat of a homebody, but lately I've really enjoyed it because it's saving me $$. :)