26 March 2018

On Being Alone




Being alone

is very addictive.

Once you start

loving your own presence,

you stop chasing people

in your life.










My entire life was always spent being

someone's something: 

daughter.

girlfriend.

wife.

mother.

aunt.

grandmother.

and a whole host of other roles

Now that I'm alone,  it's very freeing!

I can have a bowl of cereal for dinner

if I want.

I can eat dessert instead of a meal

if I want.

There's something very free

in making your own choices

to please yourself.

2 comments:

  1. that freedom is I think the most cherished thing. You define who you are not by others but by choice. I agree. -KT

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    1. And it's lovely to have that choice! ~Gal

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