But my co-workers and friends have been really pressing me to just take a moment to breathe and take care of myself. Something that I'm definitely still working on.
A few weeks ago, I managed to escape the classroom and even left the building to take my lunch break. I escaped to a quiet area nearby, put my bag down, pulled out Instagram, and simply enjoyed the sunshine streaming through the window.
And then I ate my lunch in silence.
Simply put, it was glorious.
After finishing my salad, I pulled out my earbuds, zipped up my jacket and headed outdoors.
Because we all know how much this girl needs her Vitamin D and fresh air.
Listening to my worship music playlist, I walked around and just enjoyed the peace and time alone. Sure, there were cars and people walking around, too, but I was able to just soak up the sun (hiding behind clouds, of course) and just recharge.
Recharging may seem like it's overrated, but friends, it's not. We all need time to refresh--introverts or not--and taking care of ourselves helps us take care of others. Amen?
Now I just need someone to remind me of that everyday around lunch time...