I do this every now and then. Perhaps a couple times a year. Hide. I hide for a couple days, staying cozy indoors ignoring texts and canceling plans and trying my hardest to stay out of the grocery store.
Years ago, my friends would realize I was "in hiding" before I would. I'd receive a bitter text asking my reason for hiding that time. They would know by my lack of appearances and texts. It's a tad different these days, my hiding still consists of less texts and less outings but now I'm cuddled up with the three people I love most.
There's never a reason or answer for this disappearing I do. I'm never mad or upset and I tend to do this after big events and happenings. It's simply an act of rejuvenation. Its a little break from the chaotic lives we lead and it gives me a chance to re-group. Its about getting a grip with myself and these days it's about connecting. Connecting with the ones I adore.
I've put my "to do" lists away and I've nestled myself on our couch. I've read four books in about a week and we've listened to the Disney princess CD about a gazillion times.