I’m eating lunch in a storage closet. I am sitting in kindergarten chairs and at a kindergarten table, surrounded by bins and books and chairs and stools and boxes. Despite it being a little cramped, I kind of like this little space that some days I eat lunch in because it’s quiet, I can work at a table (although very teeny) and decompress just a little.
I am not someone who has ever eaten in the lounge, I have always eaten in my room… until COVID. My students’ are eating in my classroom, so I can’t or choose not to.
During a typical year, I like to turn the lights off, eat lunch at my table and fiddle fart on my phone. (Sidebar: Fiddle Fart is a class phrase that my husband says and I attribute the fact that I had never heard it before him saying it due to our 9 year age difference!) In general, there is less alone time due to one reason or another and some days, I need to be alone.
I am a fairly outgoing person, but the need to have downtime and not talk or interact with people is a huge must for me. I think they call people like this ambiverts. I’m going to fact check that now…
- a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.
I was fairly close, but none-the-less, I am an ambivert and proud of it!