Alone.

I spend a lot of time away from the company of others. Or at least, I spend a lot of time away from other people and plenty of time with animals – dogs, cats, occasionally chickens. And I prefer that honestly. Often times, being alone is rejuvenating because as an introvert, being around people can be exhausting.

I sometimes wonder if I’m missing out on something in life for not spending more time with people. There are some times where I worry I’m missing out on life for not spending more time with people. But every time I try to change, try to be more of an extrovert, I get overwhelmed and anxious and I realize that I can’t change who I am.

And I realized that there’s nothing wrong with spending time alone, for spending time differently than other people. Β I shouldn’t be judging myself in the measures of how others live because if I do, I’ll be missing out on what I can do with my life. Spending time alone doesn’t mean I’m missing out either.

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One thought on “Alone.

  1. Oh, how I relate. I’ve been down that road many times, the “should I at least try to be outgoing?” road. And, same as you, I always come up with the same answer “nope, can’t change who I am.”

    Weirdly, though, I can be a bit, uh, theatrical, in social situations. I don’t really want to get to know anybody, but I’ll make a scene…I’m a nutbar.

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