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I Vant To Be Alone (sometimes)

May 16th, 2006 at 12:51 pm

Being an introvert and also rather distractible, I need a certain amount of peaceful alone time once in a while or 1) I can't get anything done, and 2) I start to go absolutely bonkers.

The kind of time I mean is--

No music playing in the background that I don't want to hear. No TV in the background that I'm not watching. No questions or comments about what I'm doing, why I'm doing it, how I'm doing it, or why I'm not doing something else. If I put the cat out on the front porch so I can work in the kitchen unmolested, nobody letting the cat back in. If I leave a light on because I'll be coming right back, nobody turning it off. If I turn down the heat or a/c, nobody turning it back up. Nobody saying they'll be ready to do this or that together soon, and then keeping me hanging for hours. Actually having time to finish my own projects without watching the clock.

Even last week I knew I needed it pretty desperately, so I scheduled a half vacation day for yesterday. Wouldn't you know it, DH decided to take the day off too, at the last minute!

What this has to do with money--I just got an email about a possible $75 survey, and instead of feeling excited, I just wanted to cry. It was just another "should" when so many other things in my life are already going undone. Not wanting to pursue another $75 is proof to me of how frazzled I really am!

It's my day to get together with DMom, but I think I'll cancel. I can't concentrate on her until I feel like I'm caught up on my own stuff. I probably should have cancelled last week, looking back on things.

(I didn't qualify for the survey anyway--what a relief!)

4 Responses to “I Vant To Be Alone (sometimes)”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    I know just how you feel! Have you read "The Introvert Advantage?" It's a great book describing the differences between introverts and extroverts; one of the main ones being a need for quiet time.

  2. contrary1 Says:

    Nodding my head here............can I identify with alone time. Do I get much of it?? Not at this time....but am seriously looking forward to July & not having my shadow living here anymore. I might go in my room and not come out for months!!! Smile

  3. baselle Says:

    I feel the same way. I love it when I'm not working and DH is so I have the house to myself.

  4. Lisa Says:

    There is nothing like a good "mental health"day to help me relax. A day to myself is pure nirvana.

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