There are some people, who shall remain nameless, who believe or are of the opinion that I am a little ‘odd.’
I have no interest in large social gatherings, I do not spend endless hours ‘social networking, I do not drink alcohol and I do not follow the latest trends in music or fashion.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing amiss with taking enjoyment from any of those activities. They just don’t appeal to me.
I am quite happy to spend time alone. I enjoy my own company. I like to read and write, draw and paint, all of which are, largely, solitary occupations. And when I am engaged in any of the above pursuits I can happily spend hours alone without noticing the time go by. There have even been times when I have been so engrossed in my writing or painting that I have forgotten to eat. But that’s OK. I eat when I’m hungry.
Does that make me ‘odd?’ Well, I don’t know. Perhaps it makes me different – different from the ‘norm,’ but that is hardly a crime.
Anyway, I’m not overly concerned – I accept that going by the 'norm, I may be considered a tad eccentric. I’m happy doing what I’m doing and that’s really all that matters. Being alone and being happy being alone, doing what I like doing is just me being me. I do like the company of other people but when I’m in my ‘creative mode’ I like to be by myself. It’s how I operate.
But to those folk out there, and I know your concern is well intentioned, I’ve discovered an article which may give you an insight into my mindset. You can read it by clicking HERE.