I asked my better half this question the other night. You see I work in a field of talkers.
People that I'm around love to talk. About their data. About themselves. About how they could solve the problems of the world if they were president for a day. They love to give their opinion. And critique you. They love to enlighten you on how you can improve and what you should be doing differently.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm a minority. One of the 45% of Americans that actually like what they do. But sometimes I just get tired.... of all the talking. I think more than anything this field has taught me that I am an internal processor. I like to soak it all in, go back to my office and process it for myself. It's taken over two decades, but it has helped me realize that I am an introvert that knows how to be an extrovert. I really get my energy from being alone with my journal and my thoughts. I'm capable of being outgoing but man does it wear me out.
So this week I'm just worn out from all the chatter. I'm seriously thinking about taking a vow of silence, or a vow of not listening. Or wait....maybe I'll just implement a national day of silence to take care of all the Chatty-Cathys.