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6.18.2013

Quote of the Week: You Don't Ask


I've been in one of those moods lately. I've been turning off my technological equipment at the end of each work day to sit quietly with a good book. Charlesband comes home and instead of sitting on the couch with him and watching Family Guy, I've been hiding away in the bedroom and enjoying the silence. It's no offense to him. He knows I love him, but we also both really enjoy our alone time.

In a lot of cases, I'm an extrovert, but I need introvert time every few weeks to just let my mind rest. With everything going a million miles an hour all the time, it's no surprise that I feel the pull of solitude. It's not that I don't love people, but I just need to relax so I can be recharged enough to handle them.

Do you know who Bernard Moitessier is? He was a renowned French yachtsman, famous for a number of things, but probably best known for his participation in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968. The first race to see if a single person could make it around the world in a boat...and he did. He did make it around, but instead of returning home victorious, he ended up continuing on to do it again. He felt that people who did such things for fame and/or fortune were destined for tragedy. He was a true sailor. A man of the sea...and after watching Deep Water for the third time, I've found myself daydreaming about that sort of simple vagabond lifestyle.

...that and daydreaming about how great Charlesband would look in yellow, rubber pants and a big, nubbly, navy sweater with the wind in his hair, pulling at big sails.

And, of course, in my mind, I would be a vagabond dressed in nautical stripes and Grecian dresses, sitting on beaches, reading books, making large meals, and painting large canvases of seaside impressionism. Going seashell hunting for hours, listening to classical music on my record player and having the windows open at night with the sounds of waves lulling me to sleep. That's the introvert in me...the fashionable introvert.

I got a case of the wanderlusts...I need to renew my passport and get away for a while, but with work going strong and lots of responsibilities, how do you get away? How do you completely shut yourself down and recharge? We all need it to refill our respective cups of inspiration.

So, how do you get inspiration if you can't throw everything away to become a nautical recluse?
xo!

4 comments:

  1. really great post Nami. I'm totally feelin ya. I needed that. Thanks.

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    1. Tina, you ARE our resident Wonderluster. I wouldn't have expected any less. ;)
      But, seriously, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      Sometimes I feel like a crazy person and need to get away.
      Oh, let's just rent a boat, find a Frenchman to steer it and take a few days to read books and eat cheese!

      xo!
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  2. Nice post! I've been feeling this way too. Sometimes, at the end of the day I like to recharge quietly with a good book (while my technological machines recharge as well haha). Funny I came about this particular post because I've been reading an interesting book called "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain which is basically about the true nature of Introverts and Extroverts and how each one can naturally thrives in their own environment. It's pretty interesting!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone, Maylanie!

      That book you mentioned sounds super-interesting. I'll have to check it out.
      My real problem is that I can't really tell if I'm introverted or extroverted. It changes from day to day and there are so many factors. What I'm eating, if I'm exercising regularly, what projects I'm working on, how much work I have to deal with, if I'm traveling a lot...it's kinda nuts.

      Thanks for letting me know about it. I'll definitely have a read once I'm done with my current book.

      Hope you're getting enough rest, relaxation and inspiration!
      Thanks for taking the time to read the post. I really appreciate it!

      xo!
      N

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