Day 7: What is your place of refuge?
My place of refuge is my bedroom. Dorky, huh?
But it's the honest truth. My mom always tells me that some people recharge their batteries when they're around other people (like my best friend Ali, for example). When they're alone for too long at a time, they'll start to feel worn out and unhappy. I'm the opposite. I recharge by being alone in a peaceful, familiar environment. I love to be around people, but if I'm around anyone for too long, I'll start to grow weary. I need time to myself: at least a few hours a day. That's how I recharge.
When Ali is at my house, we have to learn to live with each other. Ali is the type who truly wants to spend time with me. That's how she feels loved and that's how she recharges. If I'm not careful, I'll hole away from her for a couple of days and she'll become hurt or worried that I'm mad at her, when really, I'm just recharging after a busy week at school. On the other hand, Ali's learned that if we spend several days together without any alone time, I'll start to feel exhausted and unhappy, so she's realized that I need a few hours to myself each day. It's like we're married. :)
When I'm alone, I read, write, play guitar, listen to music, have alone time with God, and just... soak in the peace.
I love peace and quiet. Don't you?
And today's questions are...
1. What is your place of refuge?
2. Do you recharge by being alone or by being around people?
Update: Okay, I can't help but laugh. Looking back, I'm not exactly sure why I chose the picture I did for today's blog post. It was taken in my bedroom, so I guess that's the reasoning behind it, but still... it's an interesting picture for this topic.