Yearning for quiet

It has been a busy week. Celebrating the end of the summer holidays – we experimented with celebrating, as opposed to limping into the new academic year, it was fun.  Getting to grips with a new routine – we’re not there yet, several after-school activities are only starting this week.  Coping with the reawakening that happens at the start of September – my inbox is filled with announcements, updates and plans and I am out every evening this week.  Most importantly, celebrating a significant family birthday with lots of family and friends.  We had a gorgeous weekend of parties, presents, good food and good wine.  Just as it all should be.

There is no doubt I am an extrovert, I gain my energy by being with people, I get lonely quickly.  As I get older though, I am noticing that I am maybe not as extrovert as I think I am.  I talk a lot, I am loud, I like being with lots of people.  Yet, I am currently craving some time alone, some quiet, some time just being with my own thoughts for a while.  My commutes into work last week felt very precious indeed, as I relished being alone in the car.  It’s not quite as much peace as I need though, the whole having to concentrate on driving gets in the way of ones thoughts wandering properly.

This time in the morning with a journal and a blog was so important in the busyness of last week. I have loved spending some time doing a tiny bit of yoga in the last week – because it is quiet and still.

My next challenge for myself is to carve out quiet minutes in my day, to stop waiting for a quiet time to present itself, rather to make it happen myself.  And not to worry about it being a certain period of time.  Just two minutes a day of being in silence would help hugely in this busy time of change.

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