Monday, February 2, 2015
After an indulgent afternoon at a friends party, eating foods that make me feel sluggish and tired as well as enjoying a glass or two of sangria, I was ready for some introvert refueling (alone time). My couch was calling my name. We were almost home when I received a phone call from my girl...she was heading out to purchase a few things. She had been "home all day" by herself and "needed to get out". I knew she might be wanting some company so I said good-bye to any thoughts of sweat pants and blankets. Funny thing with in minutes of the car ride I could see her mood shift from deflated to inflated. She shared how she really must be an extrovert because in just a few minutes she could feel herself perk up just by having some company. I on the other hand was still thinking couch time but even as that thought passed I felt myself become energized. You see I had not had my "Dani time" for quite a while. As the only other girl in the house (not counting the dog) we "get each other". So off we went running errands, comparing thoughts, opinions and just silliness. I cannot even express the gratitude I feel at being able to call this young lady my daughter. She brings joy and energy where ever she goes. The couch was still there when I got home and the simple choice to deny myself my "down time" was an investment made with out regrets.