Thursday, February 5, 2009

On Being A Hermit

I’m a social and out going person. I frequently meet up with friends for drinks after work, or dinner at the newest restaurant that’s opened up in town. One might say I’m social and outgoing.

But there’s a different side of me that many people don’t know. I like my peace and quiet. I like my down time at home. By myself. Whether that’s reading a book that I haven’t been able to make it through, or catching up and reading a magazine from my huge stack of magazines, I cherish and look forward to this time alone.

When I'm home alone? I’m often cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and running all around town to gather the ingredients I’ll need for a particular recipe. Other times, I’m writing and putting pen to paper and working on some of my writing projects—and of course, writing posts for this blog!

When I’m stressed, or need to think through some things, time alone is needed. It’s one of the ways I recharge. I enjoy time by myself, I like having quiet time to think. Especially when I’m in the kitchen, the cooking makes me happy. It gives me ‘good energy’ and gives me something positive to focus my mind on. Too bad it’s been such a sunny and summery San Francisco winter…usually when it’s cold and wet out, I can get my ‘me time’ in without missing too much of the fun.

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and am finding that I’m needing more and more of that alone time. I’m sure it’s just a phase I’m going through. Keep calling and making plans with me friends. I’ll snap out of it and the social me will resurface soon!


  1. I love the alone time J, went to a movie by myself just last week. Smile kiddo!

  2. The funny thing? I wrote this days ago when I was feeling like a hermit. And now? I tore a ligament in my foot and can't walk...didn't leave the house all day and now I'm CRAVING people time. :)