I'm a pretty social person. Even during these retreating periods, I still talk to friends and other people. I even wrote up some draft blog posts and worked on my book project that's been languishing. But during these times, there's a palpable sense of loneliness that casts quite a shadow over my soul.
I have a lot going on in my life right now. There's a lot in flux. And I'm probably (as usual) over-analyzing everything and being overly cautious about decisions and opening up to people. I just have to remind myself how lucky I am and how many people I have in my life with whom I share really strong bonds of trust and love.