Friday, 25 November 2011

How To Be Alone.

Ironically, I stumbled across this video on Tumblr today.

Please press play.

I saw it a couple of years ago, when I was single, and I saw it again today, when I'm not; my point being it still applies and hits home nonetheless every single time I see it.

Andrea Dorfman really expresses, in a way that I probably never could, how important, beautiful & useful it is to enjoy being alone. I'm not alone in the sense of a relationship, but, for example; now I have a week completely to myself, and a few days ago I found myself unable to properly cope with the silence, boredom, thoughts of my own mind & no one being here for me; even for a day.

Being on my own is something I've never enjoyed, yet often find myself in a mental state of mind that makes me feel like I am, even when I know my friends or family aren't far from reach.

A lot of the time it almost feels like a vicious circle; you don't want to be alone, but you don't want anyone interfering either.

Almost as if life is just throwing you a lemon to see how you cope.

Taking that lemon with both hands!

This week I may not have the most things planned, but really I don't need to.

  • I have my work;

  • some new recipes to try;

  • free access of the tv (woohoo, chick flick marathon)

  • I can sing my head off and no one - but maybe the neighbours, will hear;

  • I can walk around naked;

I can essentially do what I like.

And as difficult as sometimes being alone feels, I really am going to try get back into a good place in my mind and enjoy what being alone should be like, and I hope you do too :)

Do you enjoy being alone? Or, what are your ways of coping with it?



  1. I'd never seen this video. It's amazing. Thank you for sharing it. I'm also in a relationship but every now and then spend a couple of weeks alone (due to our work commitments). I've learnt to appreciate those times alone, really. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing your video. It's more than great... they let me re-check my life and hopefully I can find more great solitary moments like you.


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