Day 16: How do you spend time alone?
I spend time alone writing, usually. I don't like to write when other people are around. Writing in peace and quiet comes much more naturally to me. I have to have perfect conditions for writing. It has to be completely silent in my room. I know a lot of people write with music playing, but I can't. I listen to music before I write as a source of inspiration, but never during. I have to be alone, as I said before. And I have to be comfortable. I write the best and most at night.
I also play guitar and piano when I'm alone. I don't consider myself to be a very talented musician, so much to my parents' (and Ali's) dismay, I usually play my music in solitude.
I have to sleep alone. I can't stand sharing a bed. I feel so bad for certain people who have to stay with me... *coughAlicough*... because I eventually end up kicking them onto the couch. But the sad truth is that I can't sleep unless my room is entirely silent, without any breathing or moving around. I have to be comfortable and relaxed. I have to be bundled under about ten blankets (while wearing huge sweatshirts, thick pants, and fuzzy socks) because I'm incredibly cold-natured, which is also difficult for most people to endure. And the room has to be entirely dark. So it's difficult to sleep in a room with someone. This is why I'll be having a private room in college.
I like to clean my room alone. For some reason, it often bothers me when people are watching me put my things away. I feel like they're expecting me to mess up. I don't know. Does anyone else have this problem?
Finally, I like to have my quiet time alone. I can focus most on God when I'm alone in my room with a Bible and a journal.
Here are your questions:
1.) How do you spend time alone?
2.) Do you prefer sleeping alone or in the same room as someone else?