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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 | I’m Actually Very Funny

Inspired by… the double lives that many introverts feel they live.

At work or school they are quiet, loathe group projects, don’t seem to care much for social interaction, and might even seem a little…strange.

But when they are around a group of trusted people, sending something out to their online tribe, or simply just writing, they are gregarious, clever and witty.

Maybe it’s super-bold to say I am clever and witty, but I am in this camp.

I think a lot of people misunderstand this.

We’ve been told: “You just lack confidence“, or we are encouraged to interject often with “something interesting to say“.

Enter feelings of inadequacy. Oh! And here comes her friend, saying something weird because you were still observing and processing the situation, but felt pressured to engage before you were ready.

She’s a B. 

So my dear fellow weirdoes, fear not. There are people out there that get you. We’ve been there before, and we’ll probably go there again.

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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 | Love you, but…

Today’s words are inspired by…motherhood.

If you don’t already know, I am a work-from-home mama to a precocious toddler dude. He can be ridiculously funny and astonishingly smart, which makes me love my time with him. However, being with him for most of my waking hours can be a challenge.

My husband is great about getting him out of my hair when I need to buckle down and get stuff done. But if they just hang around the house, it feels like…

Well, let me put it in work-outside-the-home terms:

It’s like, being on a really long break…in the break room. You can do what you want, but ya can’t totally escape the environment of your workplace. For example, my kid pulling on me, whining about something, or trying to climb in my lap and pound at my computer.

So as much as I adore him, it’s necessary for my allover health to have periods of solitude away from him. It enables me to do the creative work that I love, and I appreciate our days together even more.

Holla at me if you can relate, Mama!