Dear friends have been very encouraging, helping me to find my 'mojo'...
To post when I have no artwork to show . . .
No travel details to share . . .
No clever stories of family or garden.
So today I just write! or pretend to write. It helped to find an article about
being an introvert. It's what I called myself sometime ago but it was disputed
and consequently made me
think about my assumption.
Here is what Carol
"....Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who
is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Basically, an
introvert is a person
who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained
by being around other people.
Introverts are more concerned with the inner world
of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They
often avoid social situations because being around
people drains their energy.
This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any
length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to
This sounds a lot like me when after having been together with people, I am
quite happy going back home either to regain my energy or simply wanting
time to be with my
own thoughts. I am simply being more introspective.
Being introspective, though, does not mean that an introvert never has conversations. However, those conversations are generally about ideas and concepts, not
about what they
consider the trivial matters of social small talk.
And this, in a nutshell, IS ME. I love my own company. But after many weeks, months, I am tired of being an introvert. And I am definitely glad that I created
this blog so at least I
can chat when I feel like doing so and retreat into my shell
when I feel overwhelmed.