Sometimes you need some "me time".
I'm a big fan of personal space — especially when life gets stressful.
Some people need to surround themselves with a big support system when everything seems too much — and that's totally okay.
But for me, it's almost like the more people I have around, the more stressed I get.
In these situations, the best thing I can do for myself (and for everyone in my life) is to check out for a couple days. It's not like I'm going on some extended mountain retreat to stare off into the sunset and think about life, though that would be awesome.
But really, I just need to sit on my couch, take long baths and think about nothing for a change.
No matter much I try to explain it to people who aren't like this, they don't seem to get it. They want to take it personal and blow up my phone with a million messages demanding me to talk to them and make some huge decision on a whim.
But that's not who I am.
I have to take time, move slow and think things through. I have to process. And I owe it to myself to give myself that time.
When I don't, I make some really shitty emotionally-driven decisions.
So this is my final plea, and I hope my fellow space-needers can back me up.
When I say I need time to be alone, I need some fucking time to be alone.
Don't call me. Don't text me. Don't send a carrier pigeon.
Anyone who doesn't respect what you personally need — especially when it comes to your mental health — then they don't need to be in your life.
Make room for people who want to understand.