Five Minute Friday : QuietPosted: November 9, 2012
It’s friday. Time to wrtie for 5 mins flat, no editing, no over-thinking with Lisa-Jo and so many others. Click the button to find out more,and to join in!For me, this week is extra special… it was my first #FMFParty! SO much fun, and carziness, and panic trying to keep up! LOVED IT. Unfortunately it’s at 3am my time, so might not be doing it very often.
Ok this weeks topic is….
I literally just laughed out loud when I saw this weeks topic. Quiet. I’ve been talking lots this week, especially with my good friend Linds about rest and quiet.
When I was little I loved quiet. Noise agravated me. If talk around the table got too noisy you’d find me sitting with my eyes closed and my hands over my ears.
As I got older quiet slipped away, it lost it’s power to music, chatter, traffic, movies. Noise was my new quiet. It was where I found solace, where I got my motivation. You’d always find my with headphones in, unless I was chatting away to someone.
Then I moved to a high-stress situation, and suddenly quiet was all that kept me balanced and sane. I’d steal away moments whenever I could to get some quiet. To just sit and be in the stillness.
During my last bout of depression quiet scared me. It gave space for all my thoughts to be loud. I downed it out with whatever noise I could, anything to scream louder than those thoughts.
Now, now I long for quiet. But so rarely have it.
I know quiet is essential for my life. To keep me grounded, re-freshed, motivated, stable. Yet quiet is the one thing I struggle most to get, the thing at the bottom of my priority list, the thing I never schedule in.
This week I am going to re-instate quiet into my life.