It’s been an honor and a personal growth journey to participate in this series by my friend and fellow writer Kimberlee Adonna. Enjoy!
My front garden on Mothers’ Day 2014.
Photo credit: the author
Why live alone?
I live alone because I love having my own private oasis where I can be myself 100% and have complete control over my environment. I highly value beauty and a reasonable amount of order, so living alone means no one messes up or pollutes my space in any way (without my permission). I also live alone because I haven’t yet found my Beloved with whom to share my oasis!
Managing stress and staying grounded
During times of stress, I typically reach out to my sister and close friends/members of “my tribe” for support, advice or venting. I journal and put helpful thoughts and images on my visioning walls. I do self care: napping, watching a movie, taking a bath, exercising, digging in the dirt, laying in the grass, hugging a tree (really) etc. The earth…
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