Appreciating Solitude: Getting Away

A while ago I starting a series of posts about appreciating solitude and I figured it was time to add another post to the mix.

It's that time of the year for us college students where we're stressed to the max, our anxiety is high and all we want is it to be over. Finals are a bitch... unless you're lucky (like I was last year) and barely have any. Unfortunately that's not quite the case and I've found that all of my classes have a final paper and a final test, and two of those classes also have a final group project... which is just a lot of work and not ideal. 

So today I took a moment to get away. I asked a few of my friends to come with, but everyone was pretty busy. At first I was disappointed, but I decided to embrace it. Even though I don't have roommates and tend to spend a lot of time alone already, it's been awhile since I've been able to get off campus for something on my own (other than errands). I packed up my camera gear and headed out to the Hyland Lake Park Reserve to get away and appreciate some sweet solitude off campus.

I think that being able to spend time with yourself is extremely important. Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you will ever have. It is also the longest relationship you will have. It is what drives your relationships with everyone else. I believe that it's important to truly appreciate solitude, real solitude though. I don't think you're appreciating solitude if you're texting your friends or checking social media. Learn to appreciate your own thoughts and be in tune with your them has a lot of value. You deserve time to yourself and with yourself.