I need noise.
I’m not a particularly outgoing person, but I need to be around people.
I’m not good at being alone with myself. I am naturally reflective but enjoy contemplation in busy settings or when I’m with others (which ends up coming off like I’m ignoring people or stand-offish).
Lent challenges me to find the courage to embrace solitude, to welcome quietness. It’s also pushing me to think deeply about the reasons I have such difficulty with these things. I don’t have any real thoughts about it right now other than to say I’m starting to appreciate the questions these Lenten reflections are forcing me to ask myself.