Is there a defining moment where you become independent? I have been financially independent since nineteen, but emotionally independent on people throughout my adult years. I realize now that sometimes the only person that I need to be in the company of is mine. When we are with others, we have conversation, but nothing is as natural as our own thoughts in silence. It is cliche’, but sometimes we do need time to think. When we are with others, things can be a bit a bit contrived. We think of our dreams. We think of our blessings. We think of our fears. Sometimes we must be alone to become who we need to be. Bask in it. In occasional loneliness, we find tranquility.