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. 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.