Know Thyself


 

Wow. I seem to have been inundated with many spam comments. I wonder if this has anything to do with my spam filter needing an update? Ha! Well, in any case, good afternoon all!

I feel like I have a ton to do today, so I’m definitely feeling the pressure, but I’m trying not to think about the overall picture so much…one step at a time! I’ve got a list, as per usual, and that’s fine.  Tomorrow I’m going off to KY again to go to a graduation, and I can’t say that I’m NOT nervous, but I’m trying not to think about that either. LOL~ The graduation is for my bf’s sister, and it seems like there are going to be a ton of people there, and a lot going on; since I’m nervous, if I think about it too much I’ll just get more and more nervous. I don’t want to go into it with any pre-determined negativity, so I’m trying to keep positive!

A lot of people don’t believe it, I suppose because I’m friendly and pretty outgoing, but I’m an introvert by nature; the thought of being around a bunch of people I don’t know with no alone time is a touch (a great deal) of stress–in general. Some people think that being an introvert versus being an extrovert is liking/disliking people, but it’s not about that at all. It’s really all about energy! Introverts recharge by being alone and doing solo activities, and extroverts are the opposite: they recharge by being around people.

There are some other quirks of introversion that I’ve been privy to, like: not loving abrupt changes in my plans, liking to observe a situation…some of these I’ve gotten pretty good at over time, but when I’m already stressed out or something like that, I definitely still have some trouble.

There are some theories that introverts need less stimulation in general, so are less likely to thrill-seek, see novel experiences, and that sort of thing, as well. This isn’t quite true for me, but I definitely find a wide variety of things to be interesting and fun, and I actually love (LOVE) new experiences…however, these days I am testing as more in the ambivert range, so that probably has something to do with it.

BUT! It’s an extrovert’s world.

And I have to make some special effort sometimes when I know situations are going to be stressful for me because I don’t want to be left out, and I want to involved in events, and friend’s and families’ lives. “It’s just how I am” isn’t really a good excuse, I feel like I should always be trying to improve, and you know…I like people, hahaha… 🙂 So, I’ve joined comedy shows, and practiced improv, and made impulsive decisions to go to Kentucky.

In any case, I can’t spend my whole life in the bathroom, right?

…right?

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