Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Losing My Way

In a People House: Pens, Pencils & Paint Brushes

The last couple of months have been action-packed. There have been trips, events, birthdays, new ventures, old friends, new acquaintances and more. All of this variety and spontaneity appeared at first inviting, but now as I stand in the middle of my mind's forest, I fear I've gotten in too deep.

All of the energy associated with this action packed period in my life has left me feeling overstimulated, exhausted and a bit wayward even. Humans, we're like drugs to one another; it certainly looks like fun from the outside-I even thought it through for a while, and then I indulged- just a little, but now I'm awake and feeling not very good.

Don't get me wrong, some of us bode quite well under the influence, in fact they're more fun when they're "people drunk"; I'm sure you know the type. But, not me. Alas I've picked up enough energy, junk, overall weird people shit for the next few months. I guess that means, I'm going to churn out some awesome art. I certainly hope so; creativity is the only way out of the forest.

Ever been to the forest?

Peace and solitude


PamperingBeki said...

I like people sometimes, but I'm really a homebody.

Jennifer said...

I think I may have bumped into you in that forest :) I love how you described this. I agree too that it can make great stuff for art, but then if you don't pull away, you don't have time to create and that makes me crabby!

Caroline D. said...

LOL I like the term "people-drunk"

hate the hangover. I usually end up feeling like I can't hear my own voice and that makes me miserable.

I need at least an hour a day completely alone to function.

I need at least 2.5 hours a day alone to function well.

My dream is 4 hours a day alone.

Right now I get about 30 minutes.

Kathy said...

I am so NOT a people person. I love solitude. I love being by myself because I know that I won't complain, I won't gossip and I won't keep talking if I don't want to listen. It's terrible but it's the truth.

I think that is why I love my blogging world. I can talk uninterrupted for as long as I want. I can make comments uninterrupted when I want to, but yet I don't have to. I can meet people and have friends, but don't have to sit on the phone for hours.

Been there, done that and it just isn't the life I want.

Yes, I am a bit of a snob, but I like it that way.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Neat post :)

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I love people and I hate people too! They always have a way of what my husband calls "peoplelating" things. When I've been Peoplelated I usually start a sentence off like "why do people always have to...." My husband usually says"because they are people, and that's what people do." LOL!!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I LOVE to be alone! Don't get me wrong, I do like to be around people, but in small doses.

Some of my *few* friends think I'm "different" (isn't that a good thing???), because I go to the movies alone, go out to eat alone, go shopping alone . . . well, you get the picture. Hey, maybe I just enjoy my own company! LOL

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Tameka, I have missed reading your posts and missed the blogging world for a while now. I guess I have been going "cold turkey" from being people drunk:):) I will be back soon....hopefully:)

hint said...

I LOVE your post because you've said everything I've been wanting to say over the last 3 weeks but didn't know how. Dang you're awesome! I also dig your phrase "people drunk" and will be adding it to my vocabulary.

I've been in the forest...sometimes I choose to hideout in the treetops and just wait :)

Ms. Bar B: said...

"creativity is the only way out of the forest."

I need to put that on a special t-shirt just for me. or perhaps I should write it on an infinite amount of posted notes and sprinkle them throughout my life.

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