The Friday 5 format has changed a bit. We can still list "5 Things" on a certain topic, or we can write a short blog post that takes 5 minutes or less to read.
Today, I just have a short one for ya!
When I got home from work on Wednesday, I needed to be by myself. Not just for an hour cool down period like I normally need, but for the rest of the night.
I didn't want to be with Paul. I didn't want to talk or listen or engage with anything. I just wanted to turn myself off.
Because I don't have kids and Wednesdays aren't piano lesson nights, I was able to turn myself "off".
I watched the news, did a puzzle, listened to podcasts, and messed around on the internet. I jumped from one thing to the other.
At 7:26, I climbed into bed and got on reddit. It was bliss.
Just doing my own thing without having to talk, pay attention, or listen to anyone was "off" for me.
It wasn't even a "bad" day at work. Nothing went wrong. I was just drained and felt like I had given everything I had to give. I needed to recharge.