Okay, no surprise here. I am a writer and we live in our heads. When we put the thoughts on paper (or in the computer) that’s how we express ourselves. Yes, I do know a few extrovert writers, but for the majority that I’m close to it takes a lot of effort to be “on”.
I’ve had a lot of company over the past few weeks – my college roommates for a four day pajamas party, family to look for clothes for an upcoming family wedding. Now Christmas is coming. I love them all, but it takes a lot of energy for me. I sometimes think of them as vampires. They get more and more energized as I’m drained.
I’m an empty nester now and frankly love it. It would be great to see the kids more, but I also love that hubby or I can say, “Hey, let’s go to the mountains for the weekend,” and all we have to do it lock the door and leave.
I realize that I come home from work (I still have a full time job in addition to writing) and don’t even speak for hours. I read or write and recharge for the next day. Then it starts over again.
What about you? Does being around people give you energy or sap it? What do you do to recharge?