homebody - Noun., A person who enjoys the warmth
and simple pleasures of being at home.
Yep. That's me. A homebody. I enjoy being at home. Especially when it's quiet.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to make myself get out and do things. Because sometimes I'd just rather be home...being quiet...writing...puttering in the kitchen...soaking in solitude.
I really don't think that I get lonely. I don't mind being alone.
Some people don't like to be alone. I get that. But I'm not one of them.
There's a difference between being alone and being lonely. And I like alone time. I need it, really. I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing. It's just the way it is, just the way I am.
I think I'm OK with being alone at times because most of the time I'm not. I'm at work all day with coworkers and students. Then I'm home in the evenings and on weekends with my family...(although that is getting to be less and less as the boys grow and mature and spread their wings. But honestly, I'm OK with that, too. It's what they're supposed to do.)
I also make time to be with friends...going to lunch or meeting for coffee or running errands together. My days and hours are full much of the time.
So when I have a chance for quiet and solitude...I soak it up.
And I am grateful for it.