Since graduation, I’ve moved back to my hometown to secure a teaching position. The position is at my alma mater and I’m enjoying my time there. The county offers a great deal of assistance to new teachers. My only issue with my move is staying with my parents again.
I love my parents dearly, but over the course of three years, I’ve become accustomed to having my own place. All of the precious alone time I reveled in is almost non-existent; I swear I’ve never heard my name so much before. I’m not complaining about any of my family asking me to do any kind of chores—it’s reasonable. I’m not even talking about living by their rules—their are hardly any. It’s just being able to be alone when I need to. I remind friends and acquaintances on occasion that I’m a fairly private person. In high school, I was voted most outgoing for good reason, and I haven’t let go of that spirit; I just like being by myself.
Being around people—whether I know them or not—for extended periods of time is exhausting and I don’t know how to make some people understand that. I was at work today from 7:40-4:30 and when I got off, all I could think about was sleeping for an hour to get the energy up to keep lesson planning.
I don’t want anyone to think I dislike them because I shut and lock my bedroom door and become a hermit for two days. It’s just what I’m accustomed to. I have to find a way to satisfy my need to be alone without driving the six miles it took to get to McDonald’s and type this. Maybe a good night’s sleep is all I need.
…yeah…I’m sure that’s it…
…and it’s been one year since I’ve seen you in the physical; my nature can’t be quenched through a phone. Two months of knowing you and three combined weeks of touching leaves a pretty strong impression. Night after night spent face-to-face or face to the back of your head with our arms wound tightly together were hard to forget when you left. Every night after was marked by sleeplessness, so I guess a soft pillow was your replacement.
Hearing from you today was everything. Every date I’ve had since you has been a fail. You’re still single…I’m still single…it’s been one year and our feelings haven’t changed.
Here’s to hoping it doesn’t take another year before we start round two.
Everyone gagged. Everyone. I love it.
Myron Rolle, a former college football player, Rhode Scholar, & Tennessee Titan, delivers his opening statement before the Senate Commerce hearing on College Athletes and Academics.
Spoken so eloquently.
Tagged by: ;) TeeshTeesh
1. What’s your name?
Michael Smith - super common
2. What’s your URL?
3. What’s your blog name?
Live Your Truth
4. Have a crush?
Yes. A hard one. Smh
5. What’s your favorite color?
6. Write something in all caps.
7. Got a favorite band/artist?
Boyz II Men. Contemporarily, Sam Smith & John Legend
8. Favorite number
5 because of fingers and toes
9. Favorite drink?
Sweet tea. #SouthernBoy
10. Tag 10 people!
(I’ll tag 3 later. Internet is funny)
It’s 7pm with your lips pressed against mine.
It’s 3am with you on my mind and not in my bed.