Alone vs. Lonely

Being alone, I have no problem with.  But, being lonely is a different feeling all together.  I can be alone and be happy. In fact, there are many days I prefer being alone to being with others.  I am in introvert and need my alone time.  However, feeling lonely is something I don’t do well with.  It brings me to dark places and all I want to do is sleep.

After feeling lonely all too often, I decided to get a second job to fill my lonely days…and it’s the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time.  My real job isn’t the most exciting and most days I work alone in my home office.  My new 2nd job, aka as my “fun job” has been a blessing for me. I got a part time job at a local winery and work a couple days each month. It is such a great escape from my life. I get to meet all sorts of new people and visit about wine, trips, family, etc.  It truly has given me something to look forward to when I know I’m going to be alone.

So while I crave to be around others at times, those times are usually short lived. I truly do need and am happy having my alone time. But when the lonliness kicks in, it’s necessary to force myself to do something to busy myself and keep my mind of being lonely.

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