Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Sound of Silence

I am beginning to realize about myself that I would be content to stay inside my house and never leave. I would probably never get anything done, but I really don't mind if I don't go anywhere or talk to anyone, as long as I'm alone.

Don't get me wrong: I don't want to stay permanently cooped up in the house with my 4 children.

I like being alone. And when I'm alone, I like it quiet.

I think I'm what is referred to as an introvert.

I get in these moods. Call it a funk. I get in a funk and I don't want to talk to anyone. I just want to be left alone. Brian says the funkier I feel, the more I probably need to be around people. Sometimes being around people is a real challenge for me. I look for ways to not be around them. I don't mind if people don't talk to me. Some days, I'd rather they didn't.

I can be very prickly. I am a person who knows her own mind. I work matters to completion.

And lately, I am feeling funky-cold-Medina. Don't be offended.


Marla said...

I rarely feel like I want to be alone. I crave to talk to someone pretty much all the time, but I do understand "the funk". Perhaps if I had the opportunity to be alone even once in the last 3 years then I might enjoy it and crave this silence you speak of. I think I have issues because I want to talk to people too much! Alone might be nice!

Shanon said...

I am the exact same way. I just want everybody to go AWAY from me. Of course, I married the opposite, who just wants to be RIGHT THERE with me all the time. Doesn't always work, but I've learned to deal. An evening alone at the bookstore, going to a movie, or driving by myself is heavenly. You are not wrong to feel that way. Some people recharge by being with others. Some of us do it by soaking in some alone time. Either way, find some sanity in this world. You only go around once.