I’m in serious need of a vacation. Scratch that… an introvert staycation. No people, no family, no kids, no chores, no work… just me –ALONE — for the space of a day.
Since that isn’t possible at the moment, I’m going to take the time to describe my DREAM introvertcation:
STEP 1: Make sure the house is reasonably neat prior to introvertcation. The screaming to-do list of laundry, tidying, bill-paying etc… will bug you. If you cannot get everything in order then just hide it or use a helluva lot of resolve to NOT ADULT AND BE RESPONSIBLE.
STEP 2: Weather. Okay, I know you have no control over this. My favorite “introvert” weather is autumn or winter or rainy. Light a candle, turn on some background nature sounds, whatev works. Me? I’m pretending it isn’t close to 100 degrees outside and lighting a pumpkin scented candle. Summer be damned.
STEP 4: Fashion or naw. Slouchy pjs, favorite cardigan, and fuzzy socks. Sexy.
STEP 5: Coffee. Maybe tea or cocoa or another favorite beverage, but for me it is coffee. Make a big pot, break out the fancy creamers, pick your favorite mug.
STEP 6: Books. DUH.
STEP 7: Get Writerly. Now is the time to break out ALL THE WRITING TOOLS. Pens, notecards, journals, etc… Write a letter, journal your thoughts, or just make lists with nice pens. This is normal, right?
There you are, my perfect introvertcation. Other things to add would be favorite music, snackage, and possibly a nap. Let me know your introvertcation suggestions, or, not. I’ll be reading in my blanket fort.