I’m an introvert. I know. You don’t believe me, but it’s true. I’m a pretty well-adjusted, sociable introvert, but there is a point where I reach my acknowledging-the-existence-of-other-people limit. I can tell when I’m there because I’m a) exhausted; and b) hate the universe. It doesn’t matter how well my life is going, how well my business is going…I just want to quit it all, crawl into a nest and refuse to come out.
This weekend was like that. Business is very busy. We’re renovating in anticipation of listing our house. The mess. The responsibilities. The kids. The chaos.
Can I take a nap now?
When you have small kids, especially boys, naps are hard to come by, even if you can talk yourself out of doing laundry/businessing/blogging/Facebooking long enough to do it. You moms of boys know what I am talking about. You attempt to take a nap means that your child will either come and jump on your head just about the moment you fall asleep or they’ll let you sleep so they can plan on how best to take advantage of your unconsciousness to destroy your house.
But lucky me, I just had the best nap ever.
Yeah, like that kind of best nap ever. My 4 year old was weepy and complaining of not feeling good all morning. I futzed around for a while, trying to console him with one half of my brain and figure out what I needed to be doing with my life today with the other. At one point, I grabbed a cup of coffee and my planner and tried to do double-duty – working on my business and snuggling the kiddo at the same time.
He fell asleep on me.
He’s four. This doesn’t happen much anymore. I looked at his little baby face and thought, oh, the heck with it. I’m tired too. All this other life junk can wait. And I joined him in the nap.
It was super restful. Like, when was the last time I got a middle of the day, just because I was tired, nothing is REALLY that urgent nap? I can’t even remember.
I woke up feeling like my introvert has been recharged.
I can do this. I’m gonna be okay. Business is great. You guys are great. Life is beautiful.
Sometimes an introvert needs more than time alone.
They need a nap, preferably with a great buddy.
Happy Monday! Keep working, keep being good to yourself .