Last year, the Cowboy and I visited with some family for a special gathering.
We’ve done this for the past fourteen years. But on that night, I had an epiphany.
A family member – who usually is the family “clown” – was particularly over-the-top during that family event.
He’s funny, but for some reason, he was really tearing it up that night.
Almost like the Tasmanian Devil whirling around, flinging out one-liners like candies from a Christmas parade float.
Hoo boy… was he especially loud that day!
The next morning, I remembered something I read about highly-sensitive people (HSPs).
Not sure if you’ve ever heard of this term, but basically HSPs are sensitive to a lot of stuff.
Sounds. Lights. Allergens.
Sometimes people have even said to them, “Stop being so sensitive!”
Another word for these types is empaths.
At any rate, I think I’m one of them.
HSPs require solitude, time to think and absorb what’s going on around them.
And HSPs are also perfectly suited for entrepreneurship.
They love independence and hate feeling trapped.
The reason I’m sharing this is not just because it might explain why you back away from loud Aunt Sarah at your annual holiday family event.
But to remind you about the importance of self-awareness.
When you know something about yourself and your preferences, you can plan.
For instance, on Christmas Day, it was just the Cowboy and I spending a quiet day together… and it was perfect.
We both needed that quiet and solitude to catch up on rest and simply recuperate from the hectic activities of the season.
You also need time to reflect upon your goals.
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