There’s something to be said about solitude. It can be both the best, and worst thing to happen to you… simultaneously. And that, that is considerable power for a state-of-being to hold over you.
Thankfully, when solitude comes in small, infrequent doses, it’s much easier, and more pleasant to accept. Waking up in the morning, brewing a cup of tea and curling up on the couch with a good book is a nice treat. Losing your flip flops as you run through a field of perfectly trimmed, untouched grass has a certain childlike luminosity to it. You can’t help but smile and remember that sometimes, it’s the smallest of moments that make the biggest of difference in our days.
I tend to get so wrapped up in life that I forget about the world going on around me. For such a long time the only thing that I have even contemplated wanting is success. And, whilst I do not believe determination to be a bad thing, I do tend to forget to enjoy my days. It’s nice to not have to be somewhere by a certain time, and have people expecting things from me.
Today, I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with Hilary from Serene Luna Blog at Starbucks for a couple hours of conversation and frappucinos. That’s right, the blogger girls did coffee!
I’ve never met anyone from the blogging world before. This was definitely a first for me. She has this distinctly honest presence about her and authenticity that radiates through every motion she moves and every gesture she makes.
As an introvert, it takes a lot for me to step outside of my comfort zone. It’s easy for me to be anonymous, I like being anonymous. I like not being known. If I can take one thing away from my coffee date with Hilary, I think it’s that I should’t be so afraid of new things. I think I need to put myself out there more often. There’s some pretty wonderful people in this world and I’m not doing myself any favours hiding.
It’s good to put yourself out there. It’s good to be real, to meet new people and do new things. I need to remind myself of that more often. I need to remind myself to not hide. Because, while there’s very much something to be said about solitude and the peace that it can bring, there’s also something to be said about friendship and an appreciation for the good that people can bring to your life.
**Note to Self – Make more acknowledgement of the good that people can bring to your life. Let them.
“She was fierce, she was strong, she wasn’t simple. She was crazy and sometimes she barely slept. She always had something to say. She had flaws and that was ok. And when she was down, she got right back up. She was a beast in her own way, but one idea described her best.R. M. Drake
She was unstoppable and she took anything she wanted with a smile.”