I believe I’m a hermit.
noun: hermit; plural noun: hermits
1. Any person living in solitude or seeking to do so.
synonyms: recluse, solitary, loner, ascetic, marabout, troglodyte
I don’t think I’ve left the few blocks that surround our home this week. Most of the time I’m alone in the studio working on projects… or work.
I don’t miss commuting. My car has been filled once since Halloween.
Most days I dress in a suit and tie yet never see anyone but Helaine and Doppler.
Working from home fits me well. I don’t miss office politics. I don’t miss suffering other people’s mistakes (though I now realize how ridiculous that was of me).
TV can be an insidious business. We would sit and take apart newscasts while they were on-the-air, picking at them like so many scabs. I don’t miss that either.
When I was forecasting for Palm Springs I’d enjoy occasional trips to the desert. Occasional is enough.
I love what I’m doing. Forecasting every day in Nebraska is my fun. Very rewarding. I don’t think I’d change a thing.
Maybe I just don’t want to be a people person anymore?