Where do you go when you need solitude?
Well, I suppose it depends what I need the solitude for. Being a writer, I often find myself seeking out quiet little nooks and crannies to take over so I can let the words roll out of my head and into the books, short stories and scripts that I write. A cozy back corner in a Starbucks, my walk-in closet which sometimes is THE only quiet spot in my house, and of course any library. Obviously, the library is a great spot because I am suddenly inspired when I am surrounded by thousands of books.
If I am looking for solitude to simply clear my thoughts, I have a couple go-to options:
- The beach because the infinite sky and ocean provide me with so much peace.
- Hopping in the car and going for a drive (ALONE!) is actually one my favorite things to do when I need a little solitude. My favorite music playing, no arguing in the backseat and my comfy leather seats make the perfect equation for a happy and more peaceful Summer.
- Getting on a treadmill, or if I’m really lucky, pounding the pavement is an instant mind clearing remedy. Releasing the toxins, not talking to anyone but the thoughts inside my own mind, and pushing my own aerobic capacity to the brink makes me feel better every time.
Writing Prompt: Where do you go when you need solitude?
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