Years ago, I had a journey of self-discovery. At the end (or I should say middle because that’s an ongoing road), I slapped some labels on myself. At first, I found the labels to be a comfort. There was a reason why I acted the way I did. In the words of Jessica Rabbit, “I’m just drawn that way.” In my elation for explanation I overshared my conclusions. But over time, I have grown quiet about my labels. Not because I am ashamed, but because of the reaction I have learned comes from finding out what makes me tick.Continue reading
The quiet life
as you sink
into your hole.Continue reading
March 2020 I was supposed to go to Europe. You know, about a week after everything started shutting down. So, the trip was postponed until October. And then postponed again until October 2021 (fingers crossed). But that left me with two weeks of unused vacation time in 2020 that I needed to use or lose. What to do? For one week, my niece invited me to visit her and her family. For the second week, I spent the first week in December at home. A week long staycation, what could go wrong?Continue reading
I live on the outskirts of town
that is where I choose to be.
Or, at least, I’m comfortable
with no one around me. Continue reading
I’m not sure if anyone else would be interested in this. Perhaps, I am putting this post out there merely as a way to say, “This is what I do. If you do something similar to this then you’re more normal than you think.” Or something along that line. Or maybe it’s just to prove I am alone in this. Continue reading
As an introvert that suffers from social anxiety, I reach my maximum people quota quickly. When I do, I need to step away and regroup. Continue reading
My siblings and I have all commented on our dad’s ability to meet friends. No matter where we go, people just gravitate to dad and become a friend. For him, a stranger is just a friend he hasn’t met yet. Continue reading
I’d like to go off grid –
but only part way. Continue reading
Does this really need an explanation?
As a quiet person I get tired of having my quietness pointed out as a flaw. Not all chatter is welcome, good, or helpful.