I’m writing this down while I’m in our school’s cafeteria, drinking hot coffee on a gloomy Saturday noon. While I was waiting for my next class, there are so many thought swirling through my head thus I’m writing this blog post.
As you all know (or no one really know) that I’m an irregular College student – who has no permanent block section or even friends (my circle of friends are in different course and they are all graduating, btw). In this kind of situation, I’m always alone – ALWAYS. At first, it’s not really comfortable; the shame and awkward moment of walking alone, eating alone, and going to classes without definite friends. Aside from that, my constant problem of having a resting bitch face that scares a lot of people to approach me. Almost five years in College and very few people only had the guts to approach me. Semesters have passed and I’ve became used to it. In fact, I’m more comfortable being alone now. No, I’m not an introvert or dead kid, whatever. Apparently, I’m loud and talkative when I’m with my friends. But maybe this is just the nature of being an irregular student and I can’t complain.
Being alone (always or sometimes) is good for us, too. Know why? Here are few of my reasons:
1. Quality time with yourself
Don’t you just love to have a break from academics and other school-related businesses and just read a book or listen to good music? Being in College is very tiring, exhausting, and stressful and I enjoy my quality time with myself because I got to have a break from acads stuff and do what I really love to do – read.
Being alone lets you focus more on what you are doing. Studying in a group can help you but if you are like me who am not really into group studies, I prefer to study alone so I could focus and concentrate more.
3. Productivity increases
I’m the type of person who gets distracted easily and I find it hard to do a lot of things when I’m in a group or when I’m around with noisy people. That is why I enjoy being alone because I got to do everything I need to do without any distraction.
4. Focus to yourself
Finally, a break from my noisy classmates! Being alone is the perfect moment to talk to you; evaluate yourself – am I doing any good this past few days? What I should do to make this better? It is more on assessing yourself and thinking through those decisions you have made or making.
5. Quality time with God
The most important thing for me or maybe the main reason why I love being alone – the opportunity to have a quiet time with God. Sometimes, instead of evaluating myself, I let Him evaluate me. I usually start by reading His Word and ask Him – am I still in Your will? What else do You want me to do? I do this not just because of what I could get from Him but I do this because it is my way of showing my love for Him.
So the next time you’ll be left out and alone, don’t fret! Just enjoy and maximize your solitary moment.