"Solitude is a lost art these days. We live in a time of increased connectedness, and while I recognise the beauty of this global community, I do think there’s a need to step back from it on a regular basis.
Some of my favourite activities include being alone and away from all the sources of stress that can come from the outside world. I love to be alone with my thoughts and just disconnecting, finding the quiet.
Don’t get me wrong: I love being with loved ones, and chatting with a friend over common interests is something I appreciate. But solitude is an absolute necessity for me."