Inside Out…


Hello…my name is Jane…and…I am…an…introvert

I do great in a one-on-one situation…but kind of freeze up in a crowd…becoming self-conscious…tongue tied…even when I’m with the same people that I would be comfortable with…in a smaller setting…

I remember…Mama…telling me when I was a young…that she was always loneliest in a crowd…and…this little nut…fell close to that tree…

My daughter once gave me a working distinction…between…an introvert and an extrovert…she said that…the difference was truly in how a person…recharges…that…extroverts need to be with people to recharge…they need…activity…while….introverts need to recharge alone…they need…contemplation…

That explanation…made so much sense to me…helped me to understand why as young wife and mother…even though I was very happy…I would sometimes…pine…for my college apartment…wishing I still had it…and could go there a couple of hours a day…

This morning…I was pondering…how…can I be an introvert…if my primary love language…is…Quality Time…doesn’t that mean…I need to be with people…

Thankfully…Bertha….was happy to relate the two for me…she said…that…not only do…I require quality time with others…to thrive…I also require quality time alone…in order to recharge…she say that…it is the balance between the two…that I need to maintain…

Hmmm…something to contemplate…as…I recharge…

Jane

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