Aaron’s word of inspiration this week is introvert.
I have mostly always been an introvert. Social things take my energy and sometimes I really have to give myself enough time to work up the energy to go and do something. Honestly, it’s really to the point where the pandemic doesn’t really affect my life that much. Like I would much rather prefer to come home after a day’s work and just hang out by myself to recharge. Parties and bars and clubs and things like that have never really been my thing.
But it does have a downside. And that is, as an adult, I don’t really have a lot of friends. I have you lovely people of course, who I can answer when I want to, which is often. Online interactions have never really drained me. I quite enjoy texting over calls and prefer that mode of communication. But in the real world, to have someone to just call and hang out with, I find myself lacking. It could also be that I move around so often that it’s hard to make genuine connections with people that last. It’s also hard to see your friends if you met them in South Korea, but they live in South Africa or the US or England and you live in Canada. Or if they are in Toronto and you are in Ottawa. It’s hard.
It’s also hard to make new friends in places because I don’t really go out and do things that would allow me to make those new connections.
Honestly though, as sad as it might sound, I quite enjoy being the way that I am. And it doesn’t really bother me that much haha.