Do Not Disturb

It’s the first day of my summer vacation and the first day is always pajama day. ┬áMy friends and family know the drill. There is a big “Do Not Disturb” sign on me. I do not take off my pajamas. I stay home. I sleep in then eat breakfast for lunch and dinner. I watch TV. I read. I might answer a text but I don’t want to talk on the phone. I don’t want to talk at all.

Introverts are people who recharge alone. I’m one of those. At the end of each school year I feel tapped out. I interacted with a lot of people over a long period of time – I was delighted and privileged to do so – but now I’m drained. Exhausted. Kaput.

I need a day. By myself. A day with no demands, no responsibilities, no conversations, no concerns. I love you but on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 you need to leave a message. I will get back to you Thursday.