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    • Laurie Stone

      Susan, Such a great line…time alone is a form of travel that’s different from anything else. I’ve been in a couple for so long, it feels very foreign (but still fascinating) to go it alone. I have to admit, usually I love it.

  1. Great post, Laurie. As I sit here listening to the construction noise in my main bathroom, which was supposed to be finished in 3-4 days and it’s now day 9, I would give anything to run away and be alone!
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  2. my wife had a cruise cancelled due to the hurricane and her girlfriends couldn’t agree on what they wanted to do instead. She ended up driving to Westerly and spent four days on the beach by herself. Very out of character for her but she loved it

  3. Nanc Dennis. Name change

    Such a well crafted and together piece. You are a talented and creative artisan and quite an entertaining writer that seems to know what her audience thinks. Great job, Laurie!

  4. A mind vacation is a wonderful thing and coupled with somewhere else – 25 miles to 2500 miles makes it both an adventure and a refresher. It’s a growth experience and is that not the art of living?
    More time for expanding is a self gift. Very nice to read you, friend.

    • Laurie Stone

      Thanks so much, Hinda! Good to hear from you. I agree, solitude can be a growth experience and refreshing, to boot. I seem to need these interludes and sounds like other women do too.

  5. What a wonderful use of Airbnb! After three and a half years of retirement with my dearest husband, I crave me time. Although getting away alone sounds good, I also want some alone time in my own home… just to putter as I see fit. The time away you arranged for yourself sounds heavenly.

    • Laurie Stone

      Janis, I love alone time at home, but Randy’s retired and home a lot. There’s also something nice about going somewhere where there’s no laundry and housework to be done. That’s a treat.

  6. So glad you are doing this. I love my time of day when I read. My husband and I share most of the evening, but after he goes to bed, I’m up for maybe 90 more minutes and it can be a precious time. Enjoy.

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