Have a good weekend, all.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about why silence is seen as a thing to be avoided, here in the States. People here seem so uncomfortable to let a conversation lapse for any period of time. Most people I know need to keep some sort of background noise going at all times of the day and night. But for the life of me, I am finding it hard to understand it.
I admit that I love to listen to music and audio books (especially at work– if only to keep me awake & working) but there are plenty of times where I just need to disconnect. That means, no headphones, no talking, no nothing. Not even an internal monologue…
People have taken to asking me if I’m alright. While I do have somethings on my mind, I have taken a greater liking to silence since starting a full time job.
- I try to take a minute or two after I wake up, a bit of time after I get to work (but before I enter the office) and once I get home for the day. I sit quietly, sipping a beverage or eating a snack, and enjoying life. I get very irritable should I not get these moments.
Since I was little, my mom’s been trying to keep me from going places where I don’t belong. This isn’t one of them.
It’s actually the buffer between the residential area of Nerperhan Ave and the Saw Mill River Parkway. To me, it’s another place to explore.
Yonkers once was almost all rivers, until the people living here filled them in and built on top of them. Our major rivers (sans the Hudson– though that too is probably smaller than it once was, back in the day) are little more than shallow creeks at this point. To me, though, they are still wondrous places worthy of inspection.
I got a call from the company my brother works for yesterday. I was offered a job. The job starts later today. The commute is a bit long, but the pay and hours are good, so I can’t mind too much. Through it, I should be able to start paying down my loans.
From what was said yesterday, it looks like I’m going to be assigned to a similar department as my brother’s. I am now officially another cog in the corporate machine. I’m so happy!! ((I really am, I always wanted to have an office job like this.))
I will probably update either later today or tomorrow about my first impressions of my new job. Of course, I plan to omit anything too incriminating or anything that can traced back to the actual company or myself.
Wish me luck!
I love the sound of rain. There is just something so relaxing about it. Every time I hear rain drops against the window or pavement, I easily fall into a trance.
When I can’t sleep, I use an ambient sound app on my phone to help me relax. My favorite settings are “rain,” “river,” and “campfire”. The app is called “nature sounds” and was free on the app store.