I woke up early, at 5.30 and immediately started reading. And that was basically it for the day.
I did finish all the squares for my Aria blanket (sorry, no picture) so I will start the border today. I went to the supermarket and I taught all the students. It turns out that teaching for four hours a day or more makes me brain-dead and completely unable to communicate. Both yesterday and the day before I ended up checking out of conversations I had with my family. I tried to listen and to talk and I found the whole thing really interesting but my brain just flipped the off-switch. Talking with people is hard work.
I know it’s not the same for everyone but that’s what I talk about when I tell people that I’m a serious introvert. I am rather chatty and animated when I’m with people. That makes me seem an extrovert. I overcame childhood shyness by systematically practicing social interaction while being coached by a friend. Up to a point where I was convinced that I was an outgoing people-person.
An outgoing people-person who needed at least two days all alone by herself every week. And if she didn’t get those days she would get sick. Funny that.
An outgoing people-person who found out that hanging out with friends for a few hours between classes at university was way more exhausting than spending the same amount of time in the library studying.
Don’t get me wrong, I like people, I certainly like conversations and talking, I mean, I basically never shut up but I also have to take care to spend enough time alone and be quiet.
Anyways, my husband made this for lunch because I had bought too much tofu:
In addition to that I tried to de-stress myself and fight exhaustion with sweets and a beer in the evening. It kind of worked, as it always does, that’s why I keep doing it.
One of these days I’ll develop healthy coping mechanisms but probably not this week or the next.
Today there will be the cleaning of the house (wish me luck), the changing of the sheets, Chinese takeout for lunch, only four students and then the new episode of ‚Discovery‘.
And then fall break. Which will kick off with a virtual knitting meeting for listeners of my podcast and then there will be NaNoWriMo-time again. And since the past three days were supposed to be dress rehearsals for NaNo where I will need to write roughly 2,000 words a day, and since I managed only 1,200 words all week – now you know why I’m a bit skeptical.
This will be fun for sure!