Français : Solitude de Paul Sérusier, 1891, huile sur toile, 75 x 60 cm, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’ve always lived with someone. I have never had the chance to actually have a place all to myself. So when I get the house to myself, its actually a really great time for me. I love it. I love being alone. I love the solitude. I love being quiet. I like that fact that there is no one around me. That isn’t to say I always want to be alone, its just that when I get these moments, I cherish them.
For me, there are aways a couple of things that makes this time great and that is the reason for tonight’s post. These are just three of the best but there could have easily been more.
1. No Schedules
2. Going Nude (that’s right walking around naked)
3. Singing and Dancing (like there is no one around – because there isn’t!)
No schedules. This is simply a dream come true when you are by yourself. You don’t need to have dinner at a certain time, there is not set time that you need to get up, no set time to do anything. That is why this is at the top of my list. I love being able to let go of the structure of life for those precious days by myself and just adopt a freer, less contrictive lifestyle.
I know that it might be cliché about going nude but really that is a time to be one with your birthday suit. Its not to say you can’t walk around nude with your partner or whoever else you feel comfortable with but it just seems better when you are alone. To walk around and not try to hide all the flaws you think you have (which you might do with someone else). Just getting naked. Its liberating.
My last item on the list was singing and dancing. This is one that I truly get behind. I’m lucky because I don’t have close neighbors, so I can blast my music and I do. Its so loud and I just sing to the songs on my playlist and dance around my house. Its fun, great exercise and a grea way to cut out the stress. One of the best songs for this is Part of Me by Katy Perry. Another good song for this is Sugar, Sugar by The Archies and of course anything by Lady Gaga.
For this post I wanted to focus on the things that have come into my life that I can’t imagine living without. This does not include people such as my family and friends – that is without saying – there is no way I could live without them or emotions such as love, sadness and happiness. Those emotions are the cornerstone of life and living without them wouldn’t be right. No, for this post, I’m talking about actual things.The things that I have included in this post have become an instrumental part of my life and picturing me living in a world without them is really, really difficult. I understand that this might make me sound prividledged and crass (and I can definitely understand if people have those sentiments – to be honest, I did too) but I did feel that these things needed to be emphasized in their own post on my blog.
1. Cell Phone
2. My king-size bed
I think the first thing on my list would apply to a lot of people out there. I remember a time without cell phones (that would be hard for some of the younger readers) but yes, a time without cell phones – it just sounds crazy. Anyway, companies like Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, Motorolla, LG, Sony, and all other cell phone companies have truly made a ‘killing’ off consumers and have created phones that are so integral to our way of life that it is hard to imagine life without them. That’s how it is with my phone. Everything is on it and I can do anything I need to with it and that’s why it sits at number one on this best three list.
The second thing I can’t live without is my king-size bed. This one might be funny to some but it’s true. I was a student, I’ve slept on futtons, old mattresses etc. but as soon as I purchased my home, I bought a king-size bed and all I can say is that it’s amazing. There is so much room. There is nothing bad I can say.
books (Photo credit: brody4)
For my last thing, it was an easy choice. It had to be books. I’m that old-fashioned person that still prefers to hold a book in my hands and read. If I got an e-reader for a gift – sure I wouldn’t refuse it but I would still purchase books. I love books. I love to have them all around the house. They are magical to me (something that I inherited from my father who loved books just as much as me) and I couldn’t imagine not being able to buy them anymore. I know that one day, that is how it’s going to be but for now I’m going to enjoy holding them in my hands.