Monday, March 7, 2016

Hello there, friend,

The first weekend of the month is always a busy one. I don't know how this happens, but I've started dreading it. It's unfortunate because a busy weekend is usually filled with lots of fun activities, seeing family and friends, eating, drinking, laughing. And yet all of that activity makes me want to pull a blanket over my head and hide out for awhile. Which is how I know I truly am an introvert.

I was thinking about how I used to approach my social life when I was younger, especially before I got married. I was very social, always planning outings and connecting friends. I think at that time in my life I was very energized by other people, but I was also very afraid of being alone. It's funny how things change. Now, I get desperate for time alone, but also desperate for time to connect with my husband or my best friends. Time so often feels at a premium and I have to decide what might be best -- spending time alone or with others.

All that to say, I feel burned out on people today. I could go meet up with some friends and their kiddos this morning, but I'm opting to hang out and have a quiet morning with my son. A very quiet one, mixed with lots of sunshine. Happy Monday!