Letter from the Editor: Me Time

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor

As an only child, growing up I spent a lot of time alone; much of it in the branches of a towering sweet gum tree with a book. The branches were twisted near the middle of the tree, my favorite place, and made a perfect seat from which I would pretend I was in a submarine one day or maybe an airplane the next. I never remember being bored or lonely, even though I did play with the other kids in the neighborhood sometimes and enjoyed that too. Nothing changed too much as I grew older, and I’ve always attributed my love of solitude to my childhood, but I’ve found there are many others like me, from families of all sizes. A lot of us are writers – read Diane Stark’s essay this month and you’ll get the idea. These days I don’t climb trees very often (like never), but I do walk or run outside alone or find a quiet spot inside to read or meditate. And no matter how much time I spend by myself, I’m rarely, if ever, lonely. Time with the people I love is wonderful, and I know I wouldn’t want to be a complete hermit, but my peace is found in “me time.”

What is your favorite “me time” activity? This month you’ll meet several members of our community who give their own answer to that question. I am also very excited for you all to read our January “Southern Snaps” interview with Laura Herriott, who operates a guest house, Wilma’s Cottage, on Sandy Island. I hope some of you are able to visit Laura and enjoy her quaint cottage in the coming months. It’s a perfect place for some quality “me time!”

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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