10 Responses to “Being alone…”

  1. Mad May 22, 2008 at 11:01 PM #

    You know, I’ve never gone out to eat by myself. I usually have one or all of the girls with me or I’m meeting a friend for lunch.

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  2. Dana Marie Bell May 22, 2008 at 11:47 PM #

    My husband had to work on Mother’s Day, so I took myself out to breakfast (he telecommutes, so he had the kids). Just me, my e-book reader, and no need to talk to anyone. Sometimes the peace of being alone with nothing but the sound of my own thoughts is nice, though I wouldn’t want to do it all the time.

  3. Rosie May 23, 2008 at 1:29 AM #

    I was almost 26 before I got married so I was on my own for awhile. I came from a big family and while I like nothing better than a houseful of people I love, I also savor my alone time. It’s not frequent or often, but I have always enjoyed it. Maybe it’s knowing I have a warm loving nest and someone waiting for me that makes alone time so great and easy to enjoy.

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  4. Marianne May 23, 2008 at 6:52 AM #

    I love being alone. I’ve never had trouble doing things by myself: eating alone, going to movies alone, or whatever. I value my solitude (perhaps more now that I’m married and have a daughter).

    Good post.

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  5. Annie May 23, 2008 at 8:24 AM #

    I agree with you, Angie. While I love people and am an extrovert, I do cherish having those rare moments of experiencing things by myself. Going out to eat, going to the movies, etc. I have always marveled at friends who would pass up something (not go see a movie they really wanted to see, etc) just because they didn’t have another to go with them. I think you miss out on a lot of life if you live like that.

  6. Jackie C May 23, 2008 at 9:04 AM #

    The talent for being alone but not lonely is something women should develop. A sad fact is that we will live many years of our lives without a partner. I think my alone time in airports and conferences is the best time for people watching.
    The best conversation starters line I ever heard happened when I was standing alone leaning against a wall waiting for an appointment to be called. An incredibly yummy looking man walked up to the same wall and leaned against it. He said “You look comfortable.” I snorted with laughter, I was hugely eight months pregnant. He was going into another office where all the seats were taken. We chatted for 20 minutes or so.
    Then there is my nieghbor who cannot be alone one minute, she drives me insane daily. I’m moving, soon.

  7. Annmarie May 23, 2008 at 9:59 AM #

    I am alone a lot! Through the week I am usually traveling. I eat out alone. Shop alone. Go to the movies alone. I really like being alone.

    Now my husband is a different breed entirely. When I’m away, he has his mother visit. If she can’t visit, he spends as much time with friends or out with people as he can.

    I am more of an introvert. I can be happy in my hotel room with a good book. I learned the art of being alone as a child. Living miles from other people, my mother insisted we develop the ability to entertain ourselves.

    I am also one of those people that has no problem talking to strangers at the airport, at restaurants, in the store or at the hotel. If I wanted to hang out with someone while traveling, I totally could.
    You should see me on a turbulent flight to NYC.

    Annmaries last blog post..Tomorrow is the Big 39

  8. Kimber An May 23, 2008 at 10:53 AM #

    You’re a stronger mommy than me. As desperately as I need time away from my children, even when I leave them for a couple of hours for a hot date with my husband I’m a skittish wreck for the first hour. :waah: My babies! My babies! What if I’m not there to throw myself on that speeding meteorite which will surely crash through the ceiling of our house at any moment? :waah:

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  9. Kate Davies May 23, 2008 at 1:24 PM #

    I love alone time, probably because I get so little of it! The youngest graduated from preschool yesterday, so even that two hour stretch in the morning is gone, at least until kindergarten starts in the fall.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my children, but there’s something that fills you up when you can regroup and spend a little time with just your own thoughts.

    I also spent three months backpacking through Europe when I graduated from college. At the last minute my college roommate backed out and I had the choice — cancel, or go on my own? Traveling alone was the best decision I ever made.

    Kate Daviess last blog post..Book BIN Tuesday — Body Language

  10. Monica Burns May 23, 2008 at 11:16 PM #

    I like being alone. The peace and quiet in and of themselves are treasured by me. But I happen to like myself enough now to feel comfortable spending time alone with me. And I do think you have to like yourself somewhat to enjoy spending time with yourself. But then it’s like that desert island book question. What person would you like most to spend time with on a desert island. The first person on the list had better be yourself. http://nicemommy-evileditor.com/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/4.gif

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