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a Sailor's life off duty.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday montage.

mon-tage: (noun) the technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music. 

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There are many reasons why I find myself spending more time alone than the average person. One, all my friends are in the Navy and/or are married with families of their own. Two, Scott is in and out at sea, and he's a serious homebody. Three, my family lives two and a half hours away from me. Four, I have an unpredictable schedule, and I go to school full time. Five, I actually don't mind spending some time alone. This simple fact becomes even more evident when I return home from a deployment. I desperately want my space and privacy because that's not something I have on a ship out to sea.  It's like a caged animal being set free for the first time. Although, it certainly will feel much different now that I am bit older and have no desire to party like it's my last day on earth. I just want peace, quiet, and solitude, which is something that I crave more and more as the years pass. These are simple and easy things to want and to achieve, and I'm grateful for each moment that I get to experience them. 

17 comments:

  1. such lovely photos! and the ice-cream..yum..

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  2. haha i wish i craved alone time as much as that, i'm too dang excitable for my own good! lol

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  3. I feel the same way as I get older. Especially now that I'm pregnant and running my own business, I'm alone 90% of the time. I actually really like it now but when I was younger I never thought I would feel this way!

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  4. Im a social homebody. I love my quiet time too and protect it dearly when I have it. Keeps me sane and grounded. Is that a photo of .. baklava? Looks soo good to me! xoxo

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  5. I feel the same - being an only kid I grew up being my own company, I could and still can entertain myself for hours. For some reason my mum was always so very critical of my friends so I never really had many, and the ones I have, I left behind when i moved to the US. Working from home it's pretty much me and the kitties all day, but I don't mind it, twitter is my company!

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    1. Working from home sounds like a good time to me. I do sometimes think to myself that it would be nice to write/create things for a living. But I have to admit that then I might be the opposite: I might crave even more real-life human interaction. There is definitely a balance that I seek when I actually want/need my alone time; it has a lot to do with what I do in the Navy, and there are never "working hours"- we do what we do whenever we have to do it. I think when I retire I might be a little different. I'll just have to wait and see.

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  6. I spend a lot of time alone too, it does help me sort out my head, but I get lonely too. I love your montage and the baklava looks amazing!! :D

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    1. There are times that I do get lonely, but not often. It's nice to know that other people do feel that way too- not that it's a bad or good thing- just that it's something that connects us all.

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  7. I am also alone often ( working from home and living in a foreign country where you don't know anyone yet can do that to you, at least the first year!). I like my alone time but I could do with a little more interaction right now. I can't wait to meet people now that we've moved to our little town. :)

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    1. I would love to meet new people and make new friends in a new place! And working from home alone is good thing!

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  8. I'm the exact opposite. Since I'm alone all the time I hate it, I crave to spend time with people as I am so tired of doing things alone.

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    1. I like doing things with other people as well, I just like getting my alone time in- and sometimes I just can't help the fact that I have to do things alone. There are definitely things that I'd rather do with other people, but the opportunity isn't there.

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  9. I like alone time, I'm never alone enough as I'd like. My youngest is still at home with me, so I always have her here. Which is cool as she's a funny girl, but just sometimes I need a break and alone time. Getting quiet time is not easy with so many in the house, not sure my husband gets it really. But, I find alone time helps me sort out my mind and relax really, feel more balanced. If I don't get it, i feel a mess really. I hope you have a great week doll xx

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    1. I like alone time too. I think there's a balance we should have between alone time and time with other people. I can see why you would say that. A lot of mothers share the same sentiment. =)

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  10. i love being alone. i'm known to be the friend that people have to coax and drag out because while i love them i would rather like to spend time alone in peace and doing things i love. it's so weird. i mean there are times when i like to be with people and play board games and laugh and have fun but i have fun being alone and i'm perfectly fine with that! :)

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  11. I love these photos. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. I also like being alone. Don't get me wrong, I love being with people but I also really really love my alone time. I think it's very good for the soul to spend time alone and not only tolerate it but actually find fulfillment in it. I also agree with what you're wanting out of life. I want the same.

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