Alone Time is Happy Time

Alone Time is Happy Time

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

- Henry David Thoreau

It didn't take long for me to realize that the most enjoyable moment of my life is when I'm on my own company with the presence of books, music, food, or my cat named Kilua.

It has also dawned upon me that I cannot function well if I stay too long in the party or a crowd (unless it's a concert!), and I get suffocated inside a room of more than five people unless of course I'm with my closest friends, but even if that's the case, I have my time limit. 

Some people say though that they hate being alone, because it's lonely. But having some alone time does not mean living in isolation. 

Matter of factly, there are many benefits of being on your own company; at least in my case, I can sing to my heart's content. I can talk to myself without looking like a cretin. I also love the fact that I can simply lay in my bed peacefully without human noise and intervention.

Don't get me wrong. I am not the angsty teenager I once was. I don't hate people; it's just that I am at my best when I'm solo.

My creativity is poppin' too.

That said, I love doing volunteer work or service that involves people. I feel like a walking contradiction but let me put it this way. 

I love working for people.

I want to be on my own when I'm not working for people. 

I value human connection a lot. I love hanging out with friends. 

But I need to be on my own after spending X hours with them.

Welp! I guess, that is still a terrible way of explaining it. Here, let me do it this way.

What society thinks I am
What I think I am
What I really feel

I hope that's a better explanation.

Furthermore, I know that when you truly love your own company, you don't seek external validation from others. 

But bear in mind once again: do not confuse spending time on your own as living in isolation. No man is an island.