Not because of the terrible pandemic. Or the mass panic that has caused people to hoard items like toilet paper (which I don’t understand because it’s not *that* type of disease. Seriously, I don’t get it. As soon as Costco gets in a shipment of toilet paper, it’s gone again in like 10 minutes.)
But I digress.
Social distancing has been awesome because I have felt more creative and more mentally energized than I have since at least 1999.
I love box subscriptions. They allow you try to new, fun products without having to A) actually find products to try and B) invest a lot of money to do so. My new box subscription is A Girl’s Night In: “A perfect subscription box for the introverted woman” by Shereen Lehman.
I have been single for some time now. Oh, I’ve gone on the occasional date, and sometimes even a second date. But due to a number of reasons, I haven’t “settled down” with anyone.
Most of the time, I enjoy being single. I’m an introvert—my Myers-Briggs Type Indicator type is INFJ (Introvert/iNtuition/Feeling/Judgement) and I score (90%) as a highly sensitive person. This means I’m the type of introvert who most of the time, prefers books and animals in a quiet, calm environment over being around people, particularly in a loud, overwhelming environment. In other words, you will find me at the library, but not at a dance club. Continue reading →
Most people don’t realize that about me. I have no problem meeting new people. I enjoy spending time with friends. I can talk to strangers. I have what you would call “good social skills.” So when I tell people that I’m an introvert, the main response I get is “but you’re not shy!” Although many people associate introvertedness with shyness, not all of us are actually shy.