Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Life as a Hermit

Over the past couple of months I have really embraced my inner hermit.  At first it just extended to my physical body not going anywhere, I quit going to the dog park, only go to the store if I have to, I get all my shopping done at the same time so that I don't have to leave the house more.  I have been doing this for awhile now, and it seems to work for me.  I get to have some rest and relaxation between school and work.  Now it has become problematic, well maybe problematic, maybe not. Now I have stopped reaching out from the house at all, I don't talk on the phone, I don't write in my blog, I don't look at my Facebook or email unless I have to for professional reasons.  I thought at first I might be depressed but after some careful soul searching I have decided I am not, I am perfectly content to be by myself 90% of the time.  Being social is work, sometimes fun work but most of the time it requires showering and making sure you have clothes on.  I have been living in this sleep shirt with the New York Rangers on it that is 20 years old, it is the most comfortable piece of clothing I own. I am reminded of the scene in Mr. Mom where Terry Garr tells Micheal Keaton his flannel shirt could stand up by itself.  I am thinking that once this oppressive heat ends I will want to be out more and at least hit the dog park a couple times a week, but we will see.  I am done worrying about my self confinement and am going to embrace it.  Maybe I will find some more stuff to blog about but I don't know not much happening around here.