I spent a good deal of my day yesterday being social. It was a rare, lucky day where I got to connect with 3 good girlfriends. Three people I can say my anything and everything to. I had a lovely, full day.
And then, this morning, I woke up feeling utterly exhausted; just wiped out. I have come to recognize this as a social/emotional hangover. I didn’t allow for any recharge time after yesterday’s extroverting and I found myself surrounded by 4-year-olds at work and I nearly burst into tears.
I got through my morning and then made the very smart decision to sit under a tree outside, by myself, during my lunch break. It made a world of difference and I was able to make it through the remainder of my day just fine. This is what I jotted down while I was just being:
I feel peace within me
Radiating from me
I feel a blade of grass tickling my leg
I watch as an ant ascends my boot
I hear the wind wrapping itself around leaves just beginning to bud on the trees
A distant chime from someone’s backyard
The warm spring air moves around me
My hair floats in wild strands around my head
Yet I am still
No voices or laughter
A magpie cackles behind me
I have found what soothes my introverted soul in the middle of my hectic day
I am ready to go back inside