When I introduce myself to new people, 9 times out of 10 I have to repeat myself. If someone makes me repeat myself more than 2 or 3 times, I usually say, "Addie. Subtractie...get it?" If they are smart, they do. If they are not, sign language for addition and subtraction usually does the trick.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It is better to be alone than to wish you were

Wouldn't it be a beautiful thing if everyone practiced being alone? When I make time for it, I absolutely love spending time with myself. There is nothing that can replace the solitude that comes from just being you...with you and only you. For whatever reason though, when I'm faced with the opportunity to be alone, I almost always choose to spend time with my friends and family instead. And by almost always...I mean damn near always.

The weekends are my only chance to do what I repeatedly say I'd like to do: go hiking by myself. Its been on my to do list for way too long now. And every Sunday evening I sit and think to myself, shit! I did it again! I spent pretty much every freaking waking minute talking and hanging out with my friends or my mom. Part of the reason that happens is I spend my entire week with humans that come up to my waist. Who follow me around all day asking me over and over "what doing? what doing? whats that? I want juice! I don't like it! I want milk!" I love these little tots, but the conversations only go so far, you see. When I have the chance to be around people more my size, I can't resist. I soak up my adult time like its going out of style.

But wait! Helloooo Addie, you are an ADULT, too!

Hanging out with myself qualifies as adult time as well. What I'm in desperate need of is some quiet time. I'm counting on the fall for that

And hey, last Saturday night I took a bus by myself. I hung out with myself for an entire HOUR! And the next morning on the way home! Nevermind I was going to a friend's house, its a start!