After a small flurry of trips (San Francisco, Virginia and Provincetown) we have finally settled down and have no planned trips on the horizon and only a handful of social gatherings on the calendar.

As a social butterfly, extrovert and get-up-and-go kind of guy, it is rare that I find or take comfort in the peace and relaxation that comes with staying home and relaxing, as I am usually looking for the next event, trip or gathering, whether I am hosting and planning it or just participating as a guest. This, however, is not the case for me right now.

Perhaps it is depletion or burn-out from 3 back to back trips. Perhaps it is the onset of autumn with its darker, colder, damper days. Or, perhaps it is simply the desire to sit back and enjoy the company of my husband and dog in the luxury, safety and comfort of our home. Whatever it is, I am feeling quite content in my routine of going to work, coming home and spending the evening watching making and eating dinner together, watching favorite shows, and taking care of the chores that need doing.

Whatever it is that has quieted the “need to do something always” voice in my head, I am grateful for it and will enjoy the lull this week has been until all hell breaks loose once again and I am back on the go.

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4 Responses to >Stopgap

  1. Bear Me Out says:

    >Contentment is a good thing. Moderation in all things. Including moderation.

  2. Cubby says:

    >I have a "need to do something occasionally" voice in my head. Any more than that and I'd go nuts.

  3. Raybeard says:

    >"a social butterfly, extrovert and get-up-and-go kind of guy"I often wonder whether people lucky(?) enough to be like this realise how much you are envied. Extreme introverts like myself (though that probably doesn't come out in our blogs) feel crippled by our fear of social interaction (which is really a fear of getting hurt), yet there are clearly people like you who seem every bit as sensitive yet it doesn't hold you back. (I bet you don't yearn to be an INTROvert!) Yes, in that respect I really do wish I was more like you – in addition to being back at your present age, though that's something else 😉

  4. >We all need those normal weeks. I enjoy keeping busy too, but sometimes it great to have downtime.

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