I’m an introvert, and I’m happy
Introvert – not synonymous with shyness. An introvert is not characterized by being shy, though that does not mean they aren’t. An introvert is someone who finds people, and interacting with them, to be physically and mentally draining, preferring to be alone to recharge. An introvert is not constantly in a state of depression and should not be characterized as such. An introvert can have excellent social skills and have many friends whom they regularly socialize, but won’t make it a point to seek out interaction. Introverts are often introspective and prefer to be alone with their thoughts.
The farther I go into my college and writing career, the more I realize who I am and who I may be becoming. The summer has come to a close. My internship has ended, school has begun… and I’m still learning more and more about myself.
Life has whisked me away again.
I have friends, lots of them, but I’m probably one of the most garbage friends in the world. I see texts and calls, and often times I just don’t reply. It’s not because I don’t want to – far from it – but the way my life is going right now, I don’t have much me time. At my age, that seems extremely childish to say. At my age, I think it’s okay to be selfish once in a while. I have my whole life ahead of me. I’m going to meet so many people in this short period we call life, and the one person I’m going to spend every second with is the one sitting at this computer, writing this post:
I don’t want this post to be me lamenting life and how crowded it can sometimes seem, but when 90% of my time is spent in the presence of people I have little to no interest in associating with, I live for those times I get to be by myself.
I love my friends. I love my boyfriend. I love my family. None of that has changed, or ever will change…
I love myself, too. I love sitting behind a book, a laptop, or just sitting and simply existing. I love writing because it’s one of the few things in this world that requires only one person and their thoughts, and I actually have fun doing it. I go to work, I go to school, I spend time around campus, then I go home. Not exciting, not magical or something I want to blog about every day.
But I don’t need it to be. My life is considered boring by most of the population, but I love it.
It’s okay guys. I’m happy. I hope you are, too.
Thanks for reading.
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Same goes to you! Don’t be shy!
Its tough being introverted sometimes 🙂
But it’s so rewarding, too. 🙂
I’m an introvert too and many people don’t understand what that means. They think that it means that I’m shy, when I’m absolutely not. You’ve summed it up nicely in your post. I’m exactly the same way. I hate being put on the spot with telephone calls, instant messaging and other forms of ‘talk to me right now’ communication. I prefer email or texting. Nice post!
I’m right there with you. Phone calls and skype calls are so inconvenient and require so much more than just emails or texts. Introverts are always misunderstood.
Excellent post. Too many people think you need to be ‘bubbly and outgoing’ to succeed socially. To quote the heroine of the ‘Katy’ books: ‘I don’t wish to bubble’. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
I am not a pot of boiling water. I do not bubble. Thank you!