Learning to Be Alone

This video has been making its rounds and it has brought up a lot of different feelings for me. My life has changed a lot in the last few years, leaving San Francisco, traveling a lot, being single, becoming a writer and living in NYC and with all these changes has come a large amount of alone time. We are living in an increasingly individualistic time where a lot of our connectivity happens online (which is great) but I think can be very isolating. This video is a reminder that being alone is alright, even beautiful. But it also makes me wonder if we are supposed to be so isolated. Lately, I’ve been feeling that I know how to be alone, it is connecting to others that seems harder. (Please insert appropriate Smiths song lyric). But that said, the craving and desire to always be around somebody is not always a healthy one and it is good to be reminded that being alone is just fine.

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