• bursting at the seams
    Blogging

    Bursting at the Seams

    I was going to post a recipe today but I’m having one of those “bursting at the seams” weeks and I need a release.  What does that mean, you ask?  Well, there are so many ideas spinning around in my head that I can’t seem to focus or figure out what to do next.  I’ve had two rocky nights because my brain just won’t shut down. Do you ever make the mistake of overstimulating your brain too close to bedtime?  I know better but I keep doing it!!   I need to close down my iPad, books or anything else that generates thoughts and watch some mindless TV to wind down. …

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    Introversion,  Life in General

    Being Alone vs. Being Lonely

    I lived alone for almost 32 years.  That’s more than half of my life.  So, I know what being alone means. As an introvert, being alone is not a big deal.  In fact, it’s required.  While I love spending time with my friends and family, I MUST have alone time.  I think that’s not always easy for extroverts to understand. This post is not meant to discuss introversion, but if you’re interested in learning more, I can recommend a good book.  It’s called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”, by Susan Cain.  If you’re an introvert who’s always felt like something was wrong with…