7. Ramadan. 1441 – I Need Space

Hey Hey Hey! We’ve made it, 7 days!

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – the world would be a much better place if people just learned how to mind their business. Why is this an important lesson? Because I said so.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more and more of an introvert and learned to enjoy being a homebody so much more than I used to, and as much as I hate being told what to do aka the government forcing us into quarantine, I don’t mind it anymore. I know, I know – I’ve already said that statement before in previous post but this time for a different reason, I promise. I appreciate quarantine for allowing me to have my space. I know that that probably doesn’t make any sense because it begs the question of “How do you have your own space when everyone is home?” Well, for starters, I’m used to my siblings – they’re my siblings. Second, we all keep to our own personal quarters until we feel the need to converse – usually just suhoor (pre-dawn breakfast) and iftar (post-dusk dinner). Third, and most importantly, I don’t need to think of an excuse as to why I’m not seeing my friends – quarantine is a flakey friends’s best friend.

All jokes aside, as much as I love my friends and family very dearly, I really don’t enjoy human interaction that much – it can be quite overwhelming and despite how much love I have for everyone in my life – I don’t feel like interacting with them all the time. Sometimes I just need a breather and sometimes that time just so happens to be the time that I told my loved ones that I’d come see them. Like I said, when you’re a flake, being quarantined isn’t so bad. Nevertheless, I realized that prior to Quarantine 2020, I got caught up in trying to people please and act like I didn’t want be antisocial that I forgot that it was very much so okay for me to want to be antisocial and even more okay to admit to myself and the people around me that I need space.

Moral of the story, part of protecting your peace is knowing your limits which means being able to admit to yourself when you need to unplug from the world and give yourself time to recharge. Take as much space and time as you need. Do you and be happy about it.

As always,

Keep living, loving, and laughing.

Song of the Day: “Every Time We’re Together” by Nickelback

One of my faves. Hope you enjoy!

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