As a teen I remember a strange pull between the need to be with my friends all the time and the need to be alone. While I got the impression that being alone was deemed by society as a “bad” thing, or something to avoid – some of my most cherished moments were by myself. This was a time in my life when poems seemed to whisper in my ear, where daydreams were vivid, where I felt safe and comforted by the lack of humans around me. It also balanced out the super social times – get togethers with my girlfriends where we all talked at once but still managed to hear everything spoken. Times where – with my gaggle of friends – even the most mundane of tasks could become pure entertainment. But when everything is said and done – I will always cherish my alone time as a teen – it helped form the person I am today, it participated in building my character and taught me courage and joy.
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