I actually have a hard time fully grasping my introverted personality. Sometimes I can get out of my shell and be extroverted, but then I end up having anxiety over every single thing I said and did in that extroverted instance. Sometimes I think it’s just easier to be alone. I’m happy there, I’m safe there.
My boyfriend and I haven’t really made friends in New Hampshire. We’re alone together a lot, but it’s not a bad thing because we see each other as best friends. And I kind of just chalk it up to the fact that I’m a loner, being alone is what I love.
But then I have these instances where I surround myself with people, where I embrace a bit of extroverted energy, and I realize I need that. As humans, we all still need that. A chance to let go, to meet people, to mingle and explore.
As someone who loves to travel, I’m surprised I didn’t realize this early. I travel to learn, to keep my mind sharp, and myself happy. Meeting people and being around people also gives you the chance to learn, keep your mind sharp, and be happy.
So even though I’m a loner, I don’t always need to be alone. Sometimes it’s best to just shake loose and be with people – even if it requires a little alcohol like it does for me. A night out with friends can completely rejuvenate me. I’m happy with what I have, but being around fun people on my terms can only make me happier.