I love socializing and meeting new people. This is one of the reasons why I have chosen this particular life style.
However, I also love being by myself, finding my own company very healing and soothing. It is a balancing act that requires daily refinement and just the right mixture of solitude and companionship.
Yesterday was a bit of a juggle as I found myself with too many commitments. Neighbor Jan is in town so we spent some time talking. I also was expected for cocktails with Gloria and Ken and Chelle stopped by to invite me for pork spareribs. In addition, Everett was back from work and in need of conversation. Because this section of the park is designated for the long term residents, the bond is different. We will be in each other's lives for several months versus several hours or days and this has taken some adjustment on my part. I am known, even if on a very surface level. People stop by, people knock on my door, people find me. (It is now 9:15 PM and Chelle has just knocked on my door bringing me yet another meal. I feel as if I am being stalked with food).
This is a new experience for me and it needs a bit of refinement. With the weather turning warmer, I will be outside more but that will not necessarily mean I will be wanting more conversation. Maybe I should put up a Do Not Disturb sign.....