This weekend was so, so good for me.
I had so much fun with friends and then I had a great time unwinding once I got back.
We ended up talking at one point about where you draw your energy from.
Five years ago, I would have told you that I absolutely drew my energy from other people.
I was terrified then of being alone and thought that always being around friends would ensure I was happy.
It did…as long as I was around friends. When I was alone, I was incredibly lonely. I had no idea what to do with myself.
I moved up to New York and that gradually changed. Partially because it’s so acceptable to be alone in New York, and partially because in this hectic of a city, you have to have some time to yourself or you’ll go crazy.
I think it’s also an age thing, too. And that I’m surrounding myself with the right kind of people, that give off the energy I want to surround myself with.
I got home last night and was invited to a friend’s Friendsgiving. I’d deliberately avoided RSVPing definitively either way since I knew I might not want to go after spending a weekend constantly surrounded by people.
Sure enough, I wanted nothing more but some me time when I got back. I went to a hot yoga class (since I felt so bloated from dinner the night before) and for a mani/pedi. I came home and did some cooking, which was awesome until I dropped the frittata I made on the floor.
I went to sleep last night feeling more balanced than I had in a while. I’d drawn tons of positive energy from my friends this weekend that amped me up, and then I mellowed out alone with some yoga and me time.
Where do you draw your energy from? Do you constantly surround yourself with others to draw from their energies or does being with others too much drain your energy? I’d say I largely draw my energy from others but definitely need some me time to avoid feeling that time with others is a drain.