Recharge / by Dave Herring

I ride that line between being an extrovert and an introvert. It’s like a 51E/49I. Many who know me would automatically assume I’m a strong E, but let me show you what I mean.

I’m great in crowds, or meeting new people. But I only have a very small circle of close friends. And I’m also a homebody. Even at home I have my own space that I need to disappear to sometimes. Last night I spent the entire night in my studio resurrecting an old project I never finished with @fireflyphoto_leah and @zachlgraham . It was several hours of creative work. Dave time. No interruptions. Thankfully @grayribbon is similar to me in this regard and was working on a custom blanket order, so she was in her creative zone as well.

And sometimes you just need to recharge. You have to embrace your own needs. It’s not selfish to do the things you need to rest and recharge. You can’t pour out of an empty cup.

This photo is very symbolic of this topic for me. In this entire lake, a lone yellow canoe was out there in the open. This entire space to themselves. Sometimes I couldn’t see it, as it was hidden from my sight. I caught a glimpse through the trees and took this picture.

Sometimes you gotta have that seclusion. And that’s a great thing.