Tomorrow, I am having a party welcoming my chickens into my backyard. They've already been out back for a while now but their little chicken coop isn't quite complete without roof tiles. And the roof tiles are going to be made out of cut up beer cans. It'll take about 80 cans to finish the roof. So I'm having a beer can emptying/chicken roofing party. Its actually the first party I've had since moving into my home two years ago and kinda also serves as a housewarming.
I thought that the house would be extra crowded this weekend with all the roommates home because the party is tomorrow.
Instead, I find myself all alone.
And it feels great. Even when I'm in my room with the door closed, I am aware of other people being in the house. I make sure to be considerate, I try and look more presentable when I leave my room and I don't talk to myself out loud as much.
It feels great to have a day alone with just the dog and the chickens. I like being the only human in the house every now and again. I actually like it a lot.
I think that I'm particularly sensitive to others and try to be considerate of them. So it is only when I am 100% alone that I feel completely myself.
Of course, I've also been adjusting to going back to work and I'm around people a lot now. I enjoy it just as much as I enjoy this Saturday afternoon solitude.
I know that this isn't a particularly insightful or interesting post but I just wanted to say something!
How about you? Do you enjoy solitude? Why? What is different about having other folks around and how can that be enjoyable too?