I’m a Home-Body and a Book Worm. I prefer quiet evenings at home as opposed to those spent out. I do much better with one on one interaction than in a crowded room.
I can put on the perfect smile and don my best dress and I will be that perfect lady on your arm. I’ll be charming, witty and entertaining. I can host a family feast during the holidays or attend that lavish event you’ve been looking forward to all year.
I want to be asked. I want to be included. But a lot of the time, what will happen is that I will beg off, or not feel well that night so I do not have to attend.
If I am to play hostess, the house will be spotless, every detail will be attended to and I will start preparations well in advance. I will probably make you crazy, fussing over every little thing. I will make lists and check them twice, three times, or more; to be sure no detail is over looked.
An Event cannot be spur-of-the-moment. I need time to prepare, not only physically, but mentally.
But after an event with people, not necessarily a lot of people, this is when I need my down time the most. I want nothing more than to go home, possibly take a long bubble bath and spend a day at home in my pajamas. This is my way to recharge.
If my phone does not ring for several days, this is not uncommon. I have spent days of my vacation, doing nothing more than staying home and speaking to no one. This is fine with me.
One of the nicest vacations I’ve had in years was one where I spent 3 days in a secluded cabin, overlooking a small lake. There was hardly another soul around. It was blissful. I spent a good deal of my time sitting in a swing under a tree with a book watching the ducks out on the lake.
Do I get lonely? If I really think about what is involved in interacting with other people, especially on a daily basis, this is deterrent enough to not get involved with anyone. So answering that question is not an easy one. Yes, sometimes I get lonely. But it doesn’t last long. I have good friends, a terrific job and family that loves me. I have a lot in my life to be thankful for.
I think the world need introverts. The world is a very loud, angry place. Introverts bring a little serenity and quiet to the world.
CC Licensed 9/1/17 Penny Wilson