When was the last time you did something by yourself?
Truly by yourself, and for yourself.
Not running errands, grabbing food, not sitting at a quaint café with your nose glued to your screen. A truly fulfilling experience.
An experience led by your intuition, your in-the-moment inspiration… A time when you answered nature’s calling…
Humans are naturally social beings, so it may look weird when we’re out alone, and it can definitely feel weird. I’m sure we’ve all felt that feeling of others’ eyes upon us, ‘are they here alone?’…Yes, yes I am.
The misconception about being independent doesn’t mean you don’t have friends, it doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy sharing that social connection… It just means that today, you are enjoying spending time alone. Alone isn’t lonely.
The first solo trip I took to Romania changed everything for me. It took a lot of confidence but it opened so many doors for me. Doing fulfilling experiences alone makes me feel independent, capable, and free from being confined to fruitless conventions.
Now considering travel restrictions, I can still find that soul-seizing spirit by taking hikes in the beautiful mountains surrounding me. Or going up the canyon to read poetry and watch the sunset. Or doing an artistic photoshoot of my chair in the desert for my blog. There are many soul remedies other than watching Netflix.
So, when was the last time you did something by yourself, and for yourself? How does independence make you feel?
I chose a moose to represent this blog because they are beautiful, solitary creatures. Quite a symbolic sight to come across on my birthday last week. 🙂
Ellen’s personal blog can be found at: http://www.poemsandprose.travel.blog