Sometimes I just need a break from people. All people. I get this claustrophobic feeling if I don’t have my Sarah time every few weeks where I can just sit in my apartment, be quiet and act like a vegetable.
So this past Sunday that’s exactly what I did. I had to run a few errands in the morning but after that I came home, put my phone on silent, put on the most comfy, most oversized clothes and sat on my couch all day. I caught up on some TiVo, watched a few Arrested Development episodes, read an entire book and just sat in silence. It actually feels kind of nice to not talk all day. To not have to worry about making sure whoever you’re with is having a good time or enjoying themselves. Sometimes it’s just nice to only have to worry about yourself.
I think everyone needs alone time. Time to just sit by yourself and think. It’s weird but I realize after running around for an entire week that I haven’t really just had time to sit and be alone with my thoughts. I was too busy being consumed by the hustle and bustle of everyone and everything around me.
Today I think I’m going to use my lunch hour to sit in the grass and start a new book. I always do this when I take a break for a while, but I forgot how much I love to read. Stories give you a little escape to another place even if it’s just for an hour or two. Everyone needs a little escape in their day, don’t you think?