I had an amazing weekend full of adventures to tell you all about. Except I’m not gonna do that right now. Right now I want to give you a quick glimpse into the heart of an introvert. See, I spent a couple hours in the car with the lovely Megan, an hour or so at Kickstart Fitness for an Aerial Yoga workshop with some fabulous women, a wonderful getaway with HH, Girlie, and another family including hours puttering about shops with a Mom friend. All of which was fun and fulfilling in one way or another. But it left me feeling a little tired…
Because I’m an introvert. Being an introvert doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re shy or anti-social or don’t enjoy being around people. It just means that being alone builds your energy supply and that being with others uses that energy. Have you ever seen a bird with its feathers all ruffled or a cat with its fur all crazy? Too much time around others and I start to feel like that. Once I give myself some time alone I can settle those feathers or tidy that fur. Aaahhhh.
On the other end of the spectrum are extroverts. Being around others builds their energy and being alone uses it. For an extrovert the weekend I described would’ve completely filled their energy reserves.
I am not an extrovert. So I spent a couple hours completely alone. Now I’m chillin’ with my Girlie. I’m even skipping yoga.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?