I kissed my son goodnight, and tucked him up in bed. As per usual, I grabbed another duvet and threw it over my head, and like a kid building a tent out of a blanket and some chairs – or like some weirdo adult that enjoys sitting under blankets in his free time – I created my own little safe space. I tell myself that I do this to keep the screen lights from disturbing my boy while he falls asleep and I write my post. But who am I kidding. I kinda like being zoned out in my safe space. I don’t want to leave. On days like today, with my sense of overwhelm skyrocketing, I just want to stay in my own universe. Locked away from the rest of the world. Leave me alone. Let me and my brain unfrazzle here for a while, if that makes sense. I’ll join the chaos when I’m done.
Published by Robin Heinen
Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict View more posts