(Listen while you read, please. 🙂 I pick songs based on my feelings while I write….P.S….Introverts have good taste in music.)
Remember awhile back, when I wrote my Letter from your introverted [hermit] friend post?
I started talking about introversion because I feel like it so important for people like me, who love being alone and actually re-charge their energy from that, to embrace it and know that not only is it okay, it’s actually really cool.
I wasn’t always like this. I used to think I was strange for often preferring to stay home, while everyone else was going out.
If you don’t know what an Introvert is, it is basically someone who turns inward mentally (we also tend to overthink a lot) and get their energy back from spending time alone.
It was not until recently that I started thinking about all of the benefits and the things I have learned about myself from being an introvert.
While I think part of this is ingrained in my personality at birth, I think I really started enjoying time alone when I started gaming.
Growing up, my mom was in a band and worked late gigs on the weekends and I would often spend most of my Saturdays and Sundays playing Sims to keep busy (back when it first came out 17 years ago!)
I would get so engulfed in the game and could get lost in hours of gameplay- I still do!
If you are an introvert like me, or even if you are not, maybe you can look into yourself too and see what this personality trait has really done for you! If you struggle with being alone, I really encourage you to begin to get comfortable with it. It will teach you a lot about yourself and who are you.
Why I love being an Introvert:
1.) Alone time helped me discover who I am.
I know what I like and don’t like, I have found and developed more hobbies than I can even keep up with (lol) and through these hobbies, I feel more truly myself. When you find what you love and do more of that, everything just feels more sincerely you.
I think it is an amazing life skill to have to be comfortable and accept your own presence. I frequent my favorite place on earth very often during the summer, the lake! With just myself and my dog Daisy. I used to feel awkward and like people were looking at me- now I read my book, play in the water, and bask in the sunshine and the glory of not caring about any of that anymore and enjoying my time.
Be proud to have plans with just you!
After all, this blog probably wouldn’t exist if I was not alone as much.
2.) I have found my creative side.
I used to think being creative meant you were “good” at art- I can draw no more than a stick figure and used to think because I did not have an artsy side, I was not creative. Through growing up and finding myself, I have realized that art is much more than painting and drawing and my kind of art is planning, fashion, photography, and putting words, pictures, and music together in this here little blog space. Building awesome houses and decorating them stunningly on The Sims counts too, right?
3.) Who needs people when you have dogs (best friends), anyway?
Does this one even need explanation?…….
The more time out with people, the more time away from my dogs!
Both my babies are introverts too, so this works out for us really well.
4.) I never get bored.
My mom always told us when we were little if we whined of boredom, “only boring people get bored.”
She is right. And I have always remembered this. And through my introversion and alone time, I always value it and use it wisely to do what I can’t when I am around other people!