Holy cow! It’s Labor Day weekend! Donnnnnnnnnn’t go, summer!!!!!!!!!!! Man. What’s next? Halloween? Thanksgiving?? 2014??? I am not ready, y’all. I wish we could slow it all down and relish each moment a little bit longer. But, I supposed life isn’t gonna slow down for me or you any time soon. Here’s what I’ve been chewing on lately….
I have spent the past eight days reconnecting with many of my closest friends. Yeeehaaa!!! As an extrovert, I very literally recharge my batteries and gain energy by interacting with people. When I was a school teacher, I was surrounded by women and children constantly, and I soaked up that powerful force of humanity like a giant sponge. These days, however, I work by myself almost every day planning, shopping, and cooking for my clients. My trip to the DeKalb Farmer’s Market tends to be the shiniest moment of my work day (until I deliver edible happiness to my people), since I’m able to chat with folks I know, trade a hug or two, and exchange lots of smiles. I truly enjoy the cooking part as well of course, but the being lonely part is tough for a girl like me.
Life is busy for all of us and it proves to be more and more tricky to keep up with friends and family the older we get. You know the laundry list of reasons that makes it complicated to get together with even your favorite folks very often in this land of adulthood. But, as an extrovert, I start to feel low, sad, yucky- estranged even- from my friends when I don’t talk to them for more than a couple weeks. It’s a seriously visceral feeling. I don’t ever want to be viewed as “needy”, and I try to always give my pals the space they need to sift though life, knowing in my heart of hearts that whenever we meet again, it will be like no time has passed.