1. I can totally relate to this. The only difference being, I was primarily an extrovert until my mid 50’s. Now I avoid ‘ado’ more than relish it. I’ve stopped apologizing for it, too. It’s good that you can manage things as you see fit!

    • Laurie Stone

      Barbara, As we get older, we not only learn more about ourselves, but accept it all easier. I’ll never be one of my extroverted friends, with their super-human energy. But that’s okay. I’m good.

    • Laurie Stone

      Carol, I found it so much easier when it had a name. I really thought I was strange and yes, “fish out of water” describes it perfectly. I’m not surprised so many writers are introverts. We like to think more than talk.

  2. I’m an introvert but in a funny way – I’m very sociable in small groups and among people I know, always up for a dinner or a paddle or sightseeing with friends. People see that and assume I’m an exuberant extrovert, but I absolutely NEED the occasional day to myself here and there, I love traveling on my own, and my favorite paddling adventure ever was the time I did a solo paddle down the Hudson River. A rainy day at home curled up with a book or cooking or messing around on the internet? Heaven.

    I have a tendency to overschedule myself, I actually have to be careful to hang onto the occasional day to myself or I can start getting short with people when it’s my own fault that I didn’t carve out the time I know I need.

    • Laurie Stone

      Bonnie, I also get cranky if I “people” too much. That trip on the Hudson sounds heavenly. I also love a rainy day at home with a good book.

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