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.

Month of Gratitude: Day 5

🌼I am grateful for my home and especially my little container garden. I’ve never had a real interest in plants before moving in here. In the back as well as inside, is a merry mixture of herbs, flowers and some Kale and strawberries. Watching them thrive brings me great joy. Pottering around in my little garden is one of the most peaceful and rewarding parts of my week.

My home is pretty small but it keeps us safe and warm. It is filled with love, laughter, and well, ever so often the odd tantrum. It’s had to also be my home office since March and now my gym as well. It serves us well. I am very grateful for my home and garden. 🌼

A section of my little container garden
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