Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Building Bridges Instead of Walls

Being an introvert has its ups and downs. Lately, I've found it to have more downs than ups. Sometimes, I wish I could be more like my hubby who has never met a stranger. 

It's a pretty lonely existence. But then again, being an introvert means that 90% of the time, I'd much rather be alone. I can read, write, just enjoy the solitude. Not feel any obligations or guilt in not calling anyone back, etc. 

That other 10% is very powerful, though. It's hard enough to make friends as an adult. That other 10% wants to have people to meet up with for brunch, or call to come over and watch Walking Dead and eat popcorn. That other 10% is desperate for one-on-one girl time where you can talk about anything and everything over coffee, or margaritas at happy hour. 

I'm tired of being The Quiet Girl Who Keeps to Herself. [Clearly, I drew the short straw when they were giving out Native American names. Just a joke, don't sue me, people.] 

Seriously, though. I'll never be the life of the party. Well, at least not while I'm sober. Ha. But I want to be more open to new connections, new people, new experiences. I know it's a bit early for resolutions, but I'm going to work on this. 

So, won't you join me on my Extroversion Excursion? [You like that? Just pulled that one from the buttockal region. You're welcome.] 

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  1. It's never too early to start working on a resolution :)

  2. I wish. I just don't think I have it in me. I have a few friends who I socialize with on occasion, but would much rather stay at home than go out. I sometimes have dreams of close neighborhood friends, but I just haven't/can't put myself out there. Le sigh. I don't think I'll ever be that chatty bff girlfriend type of person. Sometimes I get jealous of others who have never met a stranger, but I've always been like this so I kinda feel like it's too late to teach an old dog new tricks :)

  3. I am the same way! I much prefer being alone, however the small part of me that wants to be a bit more outgoing can nag at me sometimes.

  4. I am so completely the same way! Most of the time I just want to stay in, watch Netflix, blog, that type of thin . But it gets lonely and my introversion means that I only habe a couple friends. So when I do want to go out, I don't really have many options


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