A Much Needed Break

Some people find the idea of being alone for a long period of time with nothing but their own thoughts to keep them company a terrifying prospect.

I am not one of those people.

In fact I’m a real honest-to-goodness introvert. That’s not to say that I’m particularly shy or timid like many people think of when they think “introvert”, I just need time alone to recharge, collect my thoughts and generally remember how to feel human again.

Due to my home obviously being the stable where Pestilence has decided to board his horse until the apocalypse, I haven’t had any alone time in about six weeks. This hasn’t been great for my mental health. (Actually, as an introvert, being a stay-at-home father of three young children hasn’t been great for my mental health, but that’s a different subject for a different time.)

But tomorrow, oh sweet tomorrow, my family and I are waking before dawn and heading to Disney World for spring break where I will get all the peace and quiet I can handle…

Nah, I’m just kidding.

Well, not about the going to Disney.

We’re actually driving there tomorrow.

But I’m dropping the wife and kids off there with my sister-in-law, and my kayak, fly rods and I are driving down to the Keys where I, and only I, will have five full days of fishing on sunny tropical flats and every single one of those days will end with me sitting at a bar, alone, sipping on beer and eating fried conch fritters while I try my absolute best remain aloof.

It’s going to be freaking AWESOME!

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7 comments on “A Much Needed Break

  1. Marc Fauvet says:

    Hope you have a wonderful time ! 🙂

  2. Mancakes says:

    If I promise to be totally silent and not make eye contact with you can I come along…I’ve been trapped in spring break purgatory for 8 days now and am rapidly approaching the madness that results from absolutely zero brain space…. 6 weeks and I’d be drooling and rocking in the corner of my closet, hiding from them.

    • agitatedangler says:

      I’m pretty close to that point. I do get to go to the grocery store about once a week all by my lonesome and that keeps me from snapping completely.

  3. mamacita says:

    LUCKY YOU! And well done for making it happen when you know you need it… Im only at the stage where I can be gone 2-3 hours…but I’m working on it!

    • agitatedangler says:

      Good luck! And just to let you know it took almost 8 years before I could go on this long of a trip. It might take awhile but it can happen. 🙂

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