I’m writing this on the morning of the 20th of January… fun fact: this is the first time I’ve been completely alone this year. Every moment of this year I’ve had family, friends or colleagues around. As I write that, I realise just how blessed I am to have people to do life with. I’m always very aware over December, particularly, how many lonely people are around us.
But there is something profound and sobering about “aloneness”. While part of my philosophy on life is that we were created for community, I also know that the only way we will truly become who we are meant to be is to take these moments to be alone. This is why: