#0094: Having Your Own “Fortress of Solitude” In Your Home

Fans of the “Superman” series are familiar with his home layer, the infamous “Fortress of Solitude.” It’s the place where Superman goes after a long day of saving lives and dealing with people (as either Superman or his alter-ego, Clark Kent) to be alone with his thoughts and do… well, whatever the heck it is he wants to do.

Much like Superman, everyday ordinary people also need a chance to spend time alone. In an ideal world, a person could simply whisk themselves away to the destination of their choice whenever they wanted to get away to themselves for a while. 

In reality, though, this isn’t always the case. Money issues can thwart a person’s chance for travel, and the responsibilities brought about by family and job duties can end up keeping you home-bound.  How is one supposed to be able to get the alone time they so desperately need when they can’t get away?

Easy – by building your very own “Fortress of Solitude” in your home!

Now, your fortress doesn’ have to be as complex or as massive as Superman’s is. All you have to do is designate some part of your house or apartment as the place you go when you don’t want to be bothered. 

For example: if you’re a guy that lives with roommates, your bedroom could be your “Fortress of Solitude.”  If you’re married, that extra room you have in your house could be turned into the “don’t bother me when I’m in here” room.  Or, if you have a detached garage in your backyard, you could transform it into a game room with a pool table, refrigerator for beers and junk food, and a TV that only gets sports channels.

And let’s not forget about the women, too!  Girls like to have time to pamper themselves – if you’re a lady, why not have an extra bathroom built where you can take a hot bubble bath, read a good book, and – most importantly – get away from the hustle and bustle of having to be a mom/business woman/cook/provider, and simply focus on relaxing and making yourself feel good?

At the end of the day, every person needs to have their own space where they don’t have to worry about how the world is going to view them.  By having your own lil’ “fortress,” you can act, think about, and do whatever you want to until you’re ready to deal with the rest of the world again!

Ah, having your own “Fortress of Solitude” in your home… now THAT’S something to be thankful for!

-Aaron P. Taylor
1001ThingsToBeThankfulFor@gmail.com

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