This is such a struggle for me because I do want to be alone often times when I get to this place where I am now. I feel the best alone, and I know the days will pass and the weight will lift. Other than my family I can’t see myself intentionally setting out for crowds or even small gatherings. I’ve designed my life and my home to provide me with the sanctuary I need.

As far as having no answers, I don’t think they are any. I given up on needing answers and have moved on to acceptance.

Thanks for reading and sharing. Best to you.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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