It took me years to realize that I need my alone time as much as I need water to survive. I am not a shy or even reserved personality. I am out going in my own way but I do not thrive in large groups and after a while even small groups get to me. I did a craft fair this year with a friend and it was so interesting that after a day of meeting new people and talking with everyone that stopped by our booth I was ready for a nap and my friend had more energy than she started with. I love and admire this about her but it really had me thinking of how important it is to truly know yourself and give your spirit what it needs.