I don't know if I'm the only one in this situation, or if there are a lot of other people that fall into this category of being a "Loner."

I never really thought of myself as a loner before; but things have changed for me over the years.

Being a single Mom, my kids are in college; but it still takes a lot of work to make sure they are well taken care of. For me; that means working long hours; but I do value my time; so I spend my spare time earning money by doing things that I enjoy; like playing music, and voicing documentaries, audio books, etc. It's probably not YOUR thing; but maybe you do have to work extra hard to get by. I think that you can enjoy your life even if working and playing become the same thing.

Recently, I've just become so busy with work that making time for other things is really tough. Graduation parties, birthday parties for relatives, playing music gigs, and then still finding the time to fill the fridge, pay bills, take care of the house; On some levels, I've just had to shut down; and give myself the extra time alone to unwind.

Bathtime, taking walks with my dog, sleeping. These are things that have wandered their way to the top of the list. How many people can say they have a boyfriend and have only seen him once in the last 30 days. I know it's not normal...but it's become MY normal.

Am I alone in this? I don't feel lonely. I don't feel like I'm all alone in the world. I value my family, my children, my co workers, my boyfriend and his family; I truly do. I just know that right now, my priorities are making sure my boys are off and running, AND that they don't have to financially take care of me as I get older. I love living; it's just a little different than most.

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