How do you recharge? I have recently discovered that I’m an introvert. In addition to feeling a little silly that it took me more than 30 years to realize this, I feel relieved. This is why I need quiet to be grounded. This is why, even though I love my friends, I only seem to have energy for one or two social activities a week. This is why, at some point every day, I need space.
This morning, the whole family went to a preschool open house for my oldest. It was lovely and also I came home and needed to not have my kids on me right then. I told my ever-understanding husband that I needed to peace out and headed to my happy place: my favorite neighborhood bookstore (Moon Palace books! Minneapolis people, if you haven’t been there, go!). I browsed and doodled and ate at their awesome cafe and I came back 1.5 hours later ready for the rest of my life.