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Communication: Journal Prompt 68 – Invisible for 24 hours

What would you do if you were invisible for 24 hours?

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Hmm, if I were invisible for 24 hours, I would probably visit some of the people I know and see how they live on a regular basis, to make sure they were safe and happy inside their own homes.

No one should be made to feel unsafe or be unhappy in their own home.  So much goes on ‘behind closed doors’ as people say and it’s a shame that anyone on this earth is made to feel like they don’t have control in their home.

One of the things I appreciate most about being in my place (room, dorm room, apartment or house), no matter where I lived, I need to feel safe., I need to enjoy my space and I need to be comfortable with the people I allow in it.

I need to feel protected from the madness out in the world.  I know we all have to deal with some things on the outside, but there is no way in hell I’m going to deal with anything crazy IN my own house.  When I come home after a long day at work, I can’t wait to get inside the front door and just relax in my safe, welcoming house.  No one is here stressing me out….I get enough stress on the drive to work, being at work, driving home from work, and dealing with people outside.

But if there is one place I will have peace, it is where I live.  I have always felt that way and that might be one of the reasons I’m not too keen on living with anyone.  They might upset my peaceful home.  I’ve had relatives live with me and it takes some adjusting at first because I’m used to living alone, but on a temporary basis, we made it work for a certain time period.  Long term however, I don’t think I could survive it.  Now if God throws someone in my path and he is the RIGHT man for me, that’s a different story.  But the key word is the RIGHT man.

If there is someone in my life, and especially in my home, that causes me stress for whatever reason, they have to go.  Home is where I will NOT be stressed by someone else.

Can’t do it, won’t do it, and the most important thing is I won’t ALLOW it.

This is MY house and I am the boss of me, my living space, and my life.  🙂