The human heart was—and remains—a mystery to me. But I’m learning. I have to. —Anthony Bourdain

Radio silence.

At my old workplace, people knew me as the girl that always had earphones on, volume turned up, at most every time I was alone.

I also used to work with music in the background, but I’ve stopped.I’m kind of liking the silence. It gives me time to think. Reflect on the events of my day. Look back on the decisions I made, think about what I need to do tomorrow. Just decluttering my currently feels like overloaded brain.

I like to talk in a quiet space too. Nothing in the background, mostly just the air around, no loud music, distractions. Really listening to the person you’re with, and absorbing what they have to say.

I think this is a sign of growing up, and moving towards a more reflective space rather than drowning out what I think or feel, but I’m also the same girl who wants to just shut up, buy a pint of double dutch ice cream and curl up with it and a book.

I guess we all have to find our serenity somewhere. Now mine includes silence.

What makes you calm?

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