Solitude or Social?
I find myself in a place of desiring to have a bit of social life again. I had sought solitude and self reflection for so long, and than care giving which left me no time for outside interaction even while longing for them. It seems now I have to make friends again, allow people back into my life, on physical level.
How do we balance our social life with creating space for our solitude?
While I live with Ailsa, I spend most of my time in my own intellectual world.
I make the effort to get involved in my community, in part to create social relationships that would not otherwise occur.
Today I went to a Cafe with about 12 people from Environment Canterbury, then we went to the local Rununga (first nation people for you Americans 😉 ). We had a meeting with them for about half an hour, then shared lunch. Interesting relationships at several levels.
Like others here, I’m a mix.
I could easily go a week without seeing any living person, if Ailsa is away, and I didn’t have and scheduled meetings. I walk the dogs early morning and late evening.
And I do like spending time with people, even if it isn’t something I tend to do easily or naturally.