This is the 2nd half of my blog about cravings and that was all centered on food cravings, I also have nonfood cravings. The first that comes to my mind is solitude. I don’t think of myself as a writer, I have always thought of myself as a creative person and a craft person. I like to write when no one is around to distract or disturb. My crafting is just the opposite, a former Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher and room parent I used crafting with all. I have also over the years taught many crafts in a variety of settings.
For a number of years I have worked directly with the public in telephone sales, customer service and direct sales. All of these required one on one contact with the general public, while trying to achieve what they needed along with my companies requirements or quotas. Some of these positions required a solid seven to eight hours of customer contact. That’s a lot of talking!! Some required a certain volume or dollar quota of calls handled each day. All I wanted at the end of the day was “no talking.”
To this day, if I have a busy week, I need a day with no requirements. A day for my writing or reading or watching TV or some solitary craft project. I can feel myself getting testy or short with others after a little bit. It does not make me feel lonely or abandoned or isolated if I don’t talk to people for a day, it revitalizes me. I can also feel this as much as a physical craving for a certain food.
Another thing that I crave is travel both near and far. This year is going to be tough with all the restrictions. I have easily agreed to a trip to a nearby by town I used to live in as a quick diversion to classify as my current travel. It saddens me to think the I will not travel outside the US at all this year and no idea how soon into next year things will open up.
Take a look at your schedule or menu or closet or storage and see if you have any cravings that surprise you.