Without great solitude no serious work is possible. -Pablo Picasso
It’s a busy world. Now, more than ever, we have “noise”: news, videos, people in cafes talking, television, the Internet, etc.
I’m a teacher and my work is noisy. When I visit my husband at his corporate job, I’m always struck by the quiet in his office. It’s so quiet! Sometimes, I am envious.
I love my job with children, my life as mother to two daughters and I love getting together with friends.
But I always crave solitude. I want to be alone to read, write and just feel calmness.
Fortunately, I am married to a man who will help me out. He will take the girls to violin lessons without me if I need some seclusion.
Seclusion. Solitude. Loneliness. Some people like to be alone. I do. I think this is a good thing. It means you like yourself!
Demand some privacy. Detach yourself from social media and people. It’s OK. In fact, I’d argue that you NEED it, you need to know yourself, your self. Make it a priority.