I’m an extroverted introvert, if there is such a thing.
I have no problem playing the part of the social butterfly in settings that call for it, but once the fun times start to fizzle, I’m secretly looking forward to returning to my cozy, one-bedroom apartment and keeping myself company.
That’s not to say I don’t enjoy spending time with my loved ones or shooting the breeze with coworkers or being in other group settings. I just understand that if I don’t take time to retreat to what gives me peace, I start to feel drained and am forced to run on empty.
I don’t like being that person. I’m not happy when I’m her and I’m certainly not at my best.
Which is why I enjoy having quiet weekends. No travel. No visitors. No obligations. Just me … indulging in some time away from the noise of the daily grind, the drama and anything else that demands that I come out of my shell.
It’s my time to be replenished – emotionally, mentally and physically – after letting the extrovert in me work overtime.
Are you an extroverted introvert? If so, how do you recharge? Feel free share in the comments.