My sanctuary

Solitude is my happy place. I can be alone in a crowd and be happy much like a couple newly in love that creates their own world whereever they go. I used to be anxious about it when I was younger but not anymore. I love being on my own but within limits.

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My favourite place to be alone is in my home. It’s my haven. It’s where I can just be. No judgement. No minding my p’s and q’s. I just am. I love pottering around the house and the garden and then curling up with a good book. Now and then I will dedicate a weekend to a series on Netflix. I have to watch a season at a time or it will bother me. I can no longer survive on one episode a week. 🙈 Netflix has spoilt me. My son is at that age where he is glued to some form of a screen at any point in time but when he needs to take a break, he knows where to find me.

I also like enjoy chilling in my little garden. There is a bush behind my house that houses, what sounds like, a lot of different birds and there are lots of beautiful butterflies that flutter about. Even though I live just above a busy main road, the bush helps drown out the sound of traffic so I am able to focus on the birds singing in the trees. I never see them. I only ever hear them. I also enjoy watching the kittens have a blast chasing whatever insect crawls or flies by. They think my irises are their own personal jungle where they get to play hide-and-seek with each other. 😂 They are the cutest. Being in the garden is also my opportunity to ground myself.

So while I can happily be alone anywhere, my favourite place is definitely my home.

As much as I love solitude, I do need my daily dose of people though.


Author: groundedafrican

Proudly South African mum to a bright and gorgeous young human. Employee. Life Coach in the making. Blogger. Fascinated with and passionate about people and helping them grow.

8 thoughts on “My sanctuary”

  1. So what do you recommend on Netflix these days?

    I’m kinda torn on the week to week vs binging models. I like being able to ‘theorycraft’ with fans online week to week but I also enjoy finding out what happens next. If you watched Wandavision, you’ll know the fans created a better story in the week the week theorizing than the show runners did in the actual show. Good and bad.

    BTW, are you a ‘chill with a glass of wine’ kind of relaxer or a ‘chill with some herbal tea’ kinda gal?

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    1. I have never been exposed to “theorycrafting” but that sounds pretty cool.
      As for recommendations, I am enjoying how The Witcher is unfolding. If you did not catch Money Heist, I highly recommend it!
      I’m more of a chill with a coffee kinda gal 😊 Coffee and I are actually inseparable🤪

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      1. I read WP in the morning after I wake up, a cup of strong, strong coffee to my left. (cheers!)

        Theorycrafting is fun! Go online to reddit or other communities with other people who are fans of the show and shoot your ideas back and forth (the only reason American Horror Story is still watchable).

        When they dump the whole season, you kinda can’t do that.

        Oh, you just reminded me, Peacemaker is out! Talk about upbeat. 😁

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      1. I wish we had winters that were cold enough to curl up with a blanket on the couch. Do enjoy.
        I like Sci-fi/fantasy as well, and spy movies as well as mindless action movies simply because it is mindless.
        Enjoy Witcher 2. 😊

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