Living each day much muchier
Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.
I just discovered that I’m an introvert. This revelation didn’t surprise anyone else.
When I told my friends, what I mostly got back was variations of ‘yes…and?’
Thing is, I’m out socialising all the time. I have crazy, exhibitionist behaviour. I talk confidently at meetings. I idolise the extrovert who effortlessly lives out loud.
I’ve spent my entire life aiming for extroversion and then felt somehow broken or ill for fading out, for liking my inner world, for being calm and processed with my emotions and for often just needing to be alone.
It’s revolutionary that there’s a whole bunch of people like me. It’s normal.
Oh my God. I’m normal.
While it was obvious to my friends, it’s revolutionary to me. It means I’m free to find a new balance of quiet vs social and hopefully be more present for both. If I preference solitude instead of always squishing it with FOMO, maybe I won’t spend so much time on the sidelines looking tired or vaguely haunted.
I’m really excited about this.
I’m interested to hear from other introverts too. How do you balance and maintain your energy?