It’s fair to say that I have a very unique and eclectic taste in music. There’s a lot of music I enjoy because it makes me feel happy but there’s a smaller group of tracks that move, or resonate with, me in a different way.
One such track is “My Own Space” by the Steve Miller Band which is the final track, and a deep cut, from their 1977 album Book of Dreams. This is one song that I can’t help but float away with every time I hear it. I love the simplicity of the song which is about one person setting aside their problems and finding freedom in their own space. It’s just wonderful to me.
I find it energising to have time to myself and I think that a lot of introverts feel the same way. Whilst I do enjoy spending time with people I find it quite draining and I’m often looking forward to my next escape when I can be alone.
I have happy memories of a time when I booked a last minute trip to Iceland by myself and loved the feeling of being disconnected and in awe of such an expansive and truly beautiful landscape. It’s hard to describe the feeling but it was a mixture of feeling grounded and awed yet free and inspired which I know is slightly contradictory! I also got a sense of liberation by being there by myself knowing I could take everything in I wanted to at my own pace.
Whilst a lot of people would be bored rigid I’m my own best friend and am quite happy spending time alone with my thoughts which is when I come up with some of my best ideas. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be alone forever and I very much enjoy spending time with my friends and family, but every now and then I just need time out to relax, recharge and enjoy my own space.