Spending more time with yourself is uncomfortable. You discover flaws that you never knew existed, catch yourself in real-time soliloquys, and sit in maelstroms of your own emotions—no distractions or flotation devices allowed. But solitude doesn’t have to mean loneliness: It can also be liberating. There’s extra time for indulging in hobbies, learning how to take care of yourself and others, and finding beauty in the mundane.
This year has been the most transformative year of my life. Though I’ve said this at the end of every year since sixth grade, I think 2020 will leave an impression that surpasses the next few years until I graduate.Read More »