No wonder privacy is such an issue with me!
Suffered a computer crash a while back and my mom and step-dad were so kind as to send me a couple of CD's filled with family pictures.
Found this little gem included.
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted - no needed - alone time. I would take long walks as a kid, returning only at dinner time. Afternoons curled up in a tree where no one could see me reading. After I became a wife and mother, I always looked forward to that wonderful time when everyone else in the house was asleep. I picked a career that gave me many hours of driving solo in a patrol car (unless I was training a rookie).
For years I have said that I live best alone, and in many ways, have turned into quite the hermit.
Now I understand why I am such an introvert! (laughing)