Wednesday, June 19, 2013


My life is noisy and chaotic. 

Most of the time I thrive on it.

I'm one of those "the more I have to do the more I get done" kind of people.

My job is ALL about people and relationships and talking. Lots and lots and lots of talking..mostly for them. Lots and lots of listening and supporting for me. One part teacher, one part therapist, one part case manager. I love it and yet it can be emotionally exhausting. And loud.

Home is more of the same. Three kids in a compact space. TV, talking, fighting, minecrafting. Noise. Noise. Noise. Being home alone just doesn't happen n my life.

And I am desperate for quiet. So desperate that I stay up way past my bedtime so I can feel like I am alone. I sit in the dark watching tv...but at least I'm controlling the noise that surrounds me.


Jennifer Hall said...

Right as I was reading this, a very loud shooting scene in the movie RED was on. How's that for perfect timing?

I know what you mean about sometimes just needing some quiet. We all do. We have to be able to be still and contemplate stuff, you know?

Robbie K said...

Funny about the shooting scene.

I actually had plans to escape with a nap today but soccer practice was cancelled due to rain so now it'll be too noisy with the boys here for me to sleep

Mamarific said...

I do the same...staying up late just so that I can bask in the quiet!! We do what we can, and from what I hear, we will miss the noise one day :)

Shell said...

Yes! This is why I'm a night owl. I need that time when the only noise going on is any I choose to have happening.

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

I have to do this too! Staying up late allows me to decompress and have some "alone time". Without it, I am WAY crabby!

Alyssa said...

I am here on the flip side at five AM, surfing the net for a bit before my four wake up, trying to find a little quiet time too.