One thing I have found about being an introvert, is that everyone assumes you like to be by yourself.
But that’s not always true. I crave social interaction, and enjoy going out and spending quality time with friends.
I just need to recharge my batteries in between (yes, this is where the alone part does come into play).
Complex and contradictory – that’s me!
I’m not usually one for writing goals or New Year’s resolutions.
But this year, I had a feeling that something needed to change in my life; I needed to push myself outside of my comfort zone and expand my social circle, and this became the aim of 2021.
I’m only three months in, but in these months I have for the first time in my life:
– Gone to a social badminton event by MYSELF where I knew NO ONE
– Gone on a blind date
– Went to a games night (by myself again, knowing no one)
– Got asked for my number by a stranger (and initiated a coffee date!)
These things may not seem like major events, but as a shy, awkward introvert, let me tell you: they are!
Each event was scary (sweat inducing, anxiety causing, nervous laughter type of scary); but it is so worth it.