Can’t Stand the Silence

August 5, 2013 On My Mind 2

You know one thing I’ve realized over the years? I can’t stand the silence.

Sure, being in a quiet environment is nice every now and then, but going days on end w/o any noise, it starts to get to you.

It could be my conditioning from having children, who you know are anything but quiet, and when there is silence you know they’re up to something. But yeah, being back here in my apartment for the last week, without any noises, sure feels weird. I can definitely handle it when I’m reading, but then after a few hours I get stir-crazy and need to move around.

And then I notice the silence…

I do my best to fill it up with some background noise like a TV show or a playlist I’m addicted to at the moment, but that doesn’t last. Maybe I just need to get out more and be around people and noise. I think I just miss being around the chaos that is kids. Although, I know when I’m home I’ll be begging for some peace and quiet since they never leave me alone when I am home, lol.

How about you? Love the silence? Play some music or turn the TV on, just to fill it?

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2 Responses to “Can’t Stand the Silence”

  1. Valerie

    Depends. Sometimes I really enjoy it and other times I need music. What I really don’t like is noisy. So maybe that’s the teacher in me. I don’t mind noise but not craziness noise.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

    • Vivian

      Haha, yea when you’re around kids all day, I can see why you’d want to get away and revel in the silence. I think its just jarring when you get used to it and suddenly you’re in a quiet place, it feels kind of weird.

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