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Introvert Life | Quiet Time is the Best Time

Nearly every morning, I get up ridiculously early.

As a work-from-home mama to a toddler, having a few peaceful hours where I can just sip my coffee and work uninterrupted is…pretty awesome.

It’s still dark outside, BUT, it’s probably my one of my favorite times of the day.

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Introvert Life | Differently Social

I just finished “Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking”, and I loved it.

It kinda felt like the story of my life.

So if you’re an introvert, or if you have an introvert in your life you’d like to understand or appreciate better, I highly suggest a read (or listen…it’s on audible).

Anyways, I really dug how the author referred to introverts as “differently social”.

I think it’s a fair way to describe our need for less social interaction without making us seem disconnected and unfriendly.

There are quotes floating out there that proclaim that introverts are “selectively social”.  And that’s fine too. I can agree with that sentiment.

But sometimes it seems a little too…haughty.

There’s nothing wrong with preferring small amounts of social engagement, just as there’s nothing wrong with wanting lots of social engagement.

Neither is better, they’re just different.

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Introvert Life | I’m Very Friendly

Today’s quote is inspired by…nature walks!

And being quiet on nature walks.

I really like the combination. You just get to be very observant.

I’m like an expert animal spotter because I’ve got a lot of experience just walking around and not talking.

I’m like,

What’s that rustle in the grass? Oh! It’s a snake! Whaddup snake?! 

What’s that movement beyond the trees! It’s a deer! Hi deer! 

And of course I’m a dork and I have to say hello to these wild animals. As if they care.

Maybe I say hello because I know they don’t care. Which means, they are not judging you. And also because I think they are really cool.

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Introvert Life | Super Duper Party Pooper

Today’s funny was inspired by…just my life. Ha.

I thought about writing “my life before motherhood”, but that’s just not accurate.

Parties are alright.

I actually can go to them without crumbling into a lump of anxious energy. But depending on the circumstances (do I know these people?!), my mental energy taps out after 1 – 2 hours.

So I usually have to make an excuse for the inevitable, “You’re leaving already?” and make an exit.

It’s nothing personal. I just need to recharge my social batteries.

The science is not exact, but that will take 3 hours for every hour spent socializing. Maybe 4 or 5. Maybe I need a whole day sans socialization.

Ok, there is no science.

I’m just gonna go to my cocoon, now. See you guys later.

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Introvert Life | Something To Remember

Here’s a little pick-me-up for us introverts that get overcrowded and misunderstood in an extroverted world. You don’t have to change your personality in order to be awesome.

As a kid, I probably would have never responded anything like this. I was always being told I was “shy” and “too quiet”. And that made me feel insecure.

But as an adult, I’m just not willing to give a f*ck anymore about what people say about me (it helps A LOT if you are a stay-at-home mom who mostly interacts with a toddler).

But honestly, I think it’s healthier this way. As a person that spends a lot of time listening and thinking, I don’t want to dwell on other people’s potentially hurtful perceptions of me. Plain and simple, I’d rather just use that mental energy on something else.

So next time someone proclaims there’s something not right with how “quiet” you are, shrug it off and tell them you just don’t need any of that noise.

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