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I’m an Ambivert
I’ve always been an outspoken, I love people, I love being around people, and I love making people feel good about themselves. I don’t get nervous in front of big crowds; I go to the events alone regularly where I always make friends and have the best time, sounds like all the character traits of an extrovert.
In college, my roommate told me I was two faced because I was “on” at school and quiet and not as fun at home. Instead of explaining to her that I needed time to recharge I turned on the charm and made sure it was a 24-hour party in our apartment. We had a great time, and everyone always wanted to hang out at our place. As the years went on, I had a few boyfriends that complained about my outgoing and in-your-face personality, but that never stopped me from being me, and secretly I think they loved it.
So now I find myself in a peculiar place. I’m still the life of the party; I love meeting people and making friends, and I still have no problem attending events solo, but now I cherish my alone time.
Starting my business hasn’t been a cake walk, I’m busier than I’ve ever been and I’m constantly stressed about my goals and my future. I don’t get to hang out as much as I would like with my girls, I have been missing in action this summer. I had a big project to finish on Memorial day, and I was working on another project on the 4th of July. I have no choice but to buckle down and get it done.
So you would think once my big project was completed I painted the town red, nope I found myself doing the opposite. I had the best month I’ve ever had last month and I celebrated by watching Orange is the New Black with a big glass of wine, then dove head first into a new book. Going out was the furthest thing from my mind. I cherish my alone/recharging time as much as I cherish my hanging out time. Somewhere along the way, I became an introvert, or maybe I’ve alway been an introvert.
I can still hang out with the best of them but being at home and enjoying silence with nothing to do has become my sanctuary.
So what are you?? An introvert or an extrovert? I would love to know