Solitude is overrated.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it’s nice to be alone, to get away from the noise, the stress, the constant stream of demands and complaints, but after about 36 minutes of ‘alone time’, you start feeling the nagging desire to go find someone to share that peace and quiet with.
Do I want to be alone from time to time? Sure. Do I want some peace and quiet at times? Hell yes! Would I rather take a break with someone rather than alone? Most definitely. Yes, there are times when there’s so much to do that all you can think of is handing the baby to your hubby and locking yourself in the bathroom for a long soothing bath. Sometimes, there just isn’t enough time to take a break together and solitude is the only option if you want to salvage your sanity. But seeking solitude for the sake of solitude? Nope, not my cup of tea.
I repeat: solitude is overrated.
Solitude is especially overrated when it comes time to go down to the laundry room in your apartment building and this is the hall you need to walk down to get to said laundry room:
And all you can think of is this:
Yup, solitude is DEFINITELY overrated.