Back in my Place
Well my boyfriend hopped on his plane back home today. Needless to say, I'm a little bit sad and have maybe shed a tear or two. But I'm a tough little cookie so I'll be just fine. When I get to visit him or when he visits me, I block out all my time to spend with him. I work especially hard the days before I get to see him, and I work especially hard after he leaves. But I always make the day after he leaves a special alone day for myself. I am a hardcore introvert and internal processor. It is so good for me just to have a day of quiet to catch up on things that I haven't done in a few days, and time to just think and process in peace.
My boy is a bubbly extrovert and being around him always motivates me to try to be more active and social. We did lots of fun things when he was here, from getting fancy crepes and going to the symphony to eating hot dogs and garlic fries at the Mariners game. He is always excited to do anything and everything. I appreciate that :)
Today though, I am back in my place, being quiet and alone in my busy busy little world (If you haven't picked up on it, this boy and girl are in a long distance relationship.) And I am so thankful that I love my alone and quiet time as much as I love my fun active time with my boyfriend. I am thankful that I can be happy and feel fulfilled in both worlds. Hopefully in a few years when life is a little more settled, my active bubbly time will be more evenly balanced day to day with my quiet alone time. Right now the two are sort of at their extremes, but I am only 23 so life isn't really ready to be super balanced quite yet.
I'll be taking today to get back into the normal swing of things, getting organized, planning some upcoming giveaways, planning some blog posts including a rad portrait my new friend Morgan did of me and an interview about my angst, haha. I have so many blogs to catch up on that are stacking up in my blog reader that I need to catch up on. (Should I be embarrassed that I am SO excited to catch up on the blogs I haven't read in the past 5 days?)
And, I have a brand new book to peruse that I have been DYING to get my hands on. I posted a tweet a few weeks ago about how I desperately wanted "The Selby is in your place" book and my dad saw it and bought it for me, wahoo! If you have never visited the Selby, you are really missing out. Seriously. It is so visually stimulating, peeking into so many creative people's living spaces. Today I will be spending lots of time curled away in my little living space, daydreaming about the spaces in The Selby book.