Sometimes this is a really good thing--slowing down life and sorting through emotional baggage while trying to get your stuff together. Recovering from surgery (or having a baby *points to self*), moving to a new city and finding your footing, avoiding the flesh eating zombies outside your door...
Okay, maybe not so much that last one.
The point is, sometimes life hits us over the head and we need some time to recuperate. That's perfectly acceptable. The danger is when we stay in our shells. What kind of view do you have in the dark? What kind of perspective does it lend to life? Can we grow while hiding? (And I don't mean around the middle, because that totally is reality.)
People are social creatures. (For the most part.) We're meant to interact (and not only via text messages). We need the validation, kindness, and growth that comes from at least TALKING to other human beings.
If you'll join me, I'm going to attempt stepping outside of my warm cocoon. I plan to speak to people, face to face *gasp* and cut back on texting/social media. Lets experiment and see if life is better when lived with other people rather than along side them.
Speaking of gathering and socializing, we're launching a NEW BLOG for all IWSG anthology contributors. Check it out!
And before we go, *blows off the dust* speaking of bringing things out of obscurity, I write books! And they're awesome. So go buy them. And read them. (But only when you need some down time to all this "human interaction" stuff.)