Last night I had my regular poker night. Then I went out for some karaoke. About midway through, I started getting a need to be out of there, away from all of the peopley things. But every time I was about to leave, someone grabbed me to socialize or sing a duet with me and I wound up staying another half hour. Lather, rinse, and repeat until 1 AM. I mean, it was fun but it was also socially taxing. I got home, totally depleted.
Then today I had a 7-hour D&D session, more intensive socializing with no break. I’m just not built for this shit anymore. I’m about to go cocoon for a while, I can feel it. I’m about done with people. Social anxiety is hitting hard lately. And I can feel the negative shit hitting between the ears. It’s just time to start staying home.
More than usual.