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Introvert Confessions

Did you know that I am an Introvert?

I’m not your traditional introvert, which means I am not shy.

Well, I’m shy, but I’ve learned to move past it.

In my case, I don’t mind meeting new people and talking to friends.

I’m a nurse, I talk to strangers all day about their most intimate moments.

But I like time alone.

I like to read.

I like take solitary walks in the park.

I like to go to coffee houses , find a dark corner, and write in a moleskin notebook.

I really really really like and cherish my alone time.

I loved Blogalicious.

But afterwards, I felt overwhelmed, overstimulated and just…..blah.

But of course, I came right home to a sick child and a husband who was OVER IT.

SO, I  put my need to be alone and recharge aside and just did what I do ( yeah, that superwoman syndrome I was talking about).

But this morning, after running around taking Pookah to the dentist and then getting an estimate on my car after an accident last week( long story, will tell it another time), I had unexpected time left over before I had to get back to the house to log in for work.

I took myself to Starbucks in downtown Decatur.

I love downtown Decatur. It’s pretty, it’s hip, there is a great sushi bar there and CDub and I  got married at that courthouse.

For ONE hour, I recharged.

That’s all it took.

I sipped my coffee, did a little planning and then took an impromptu photo walk with my iPhone in my hand.

Ahhh Bliss……..

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What about you? Are you an Introvert?  An Extrovert?

How do you recharge?


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  • Reply
    Reginia Cordell
    November 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I’m a bit of a social introvert too. I like to be out, chat a little, observe a lot, then keep it moving. Conferences are swell and all but like you said, it can be overstimulating. I have to regroup a bit afterwards as well.

    I’m a little sad after seeing this post because I miss fall and I certainly miss downtown Decatur. PS. How’s the neighbor doing? I’m not trying to rush her to glory but if she’d move that would be fantastic. LOL

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    November 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I def enjoy my alone time and being by myself but I also enjoy being around people I love, who love me right back. It’s a feeling I can’t even put in to words.

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    April at My Captivating Life
    November 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    YAY!!! Another Introvert who isn’t shy! I love my alone time too. My biggest introvert quality is that I hate talking on the phone! Even though I like to be out around people I am more of an observer. I like to watch people. I only interact with those I know really well though. I may comment or say hi or make small talk but it is generally brief. I really do like people though and I have learned to move past my shyness too. I only get nervous now when I have to go to a one on one type thing where I know I have to mingle without anyone I already know. As long as I know 1 person I am confortable. I can fake it pretty well even when I don’t though. 😉

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    Dee Dee (@MissFoodieFab)
    November 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I can relate to all of this. Also, you’re a nurse too?! Whoop whoop!

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    November 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I love being alone it’s my time to recharge and regroup. Since I have kids all day running around my nights are when I recharge. I love downtown decatur have you tried a burrito from raging burrito omg I will drive to have one of their burrito so so so good.

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    November 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I think we are sisters! OMG. I felt like I was reading myself:
    I love and covet alone time. Took an extra hour just laying in bed this morning since the Hubs went to the toddler first!
    I love downtown Decatur. It reminds me of some of the quiet spots back home in Brooklyn.
    I got married at the Decatur courthouse. We opted for the fast option and then went to Chic-Fil-A! I loved it.
    I own too many moleskins to count.
    A coffee shop is one of my favorite hideaways. Where is this one in Decatur? I promise not to tell. LOL

    Great post and your pics are stunning as always.

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    November 12, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!! I love having alone time too. Sometimes I get a little cranky when I don’t have my alone time.

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    Tiffany Khyla
    November 12, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I actually just discovered the word ambivert, which pretty much describes me perfectly. It’s a mix between an introvert and extrovert. In some situations, I’m a total extrovert, and in others, I’m definitely introverted. Like you, I definitely cherish my alone time. And these are all such beautiful pictures!

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    Diana Cole
    November 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I am an extrovert. Unwind,relax with my kids and hubby

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    Jen Lawrence
    November 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

    We all need some alone time to recharge! So glad you had a great Blogalicious experience.

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    BalancingMama (julie)
    November 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I have a difficult time with conferences. I love aspects of them, but I also crave time alone. I wander off a lot to get those few moments by myself. Introverts do not do so well in loud, big, active crowds. But we can make it work for us by knowing when to step away for just a second. … now I want coffee.

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    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    November 14, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful photos, girl you are my most favorite photog. I get it, my recharge times comes on my runs lately. Conferences are awesome but I agree can be a bit overwhelming…

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    November 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I’m definitely an introvert. I like to recharge by getting lost in a good book or crocheting.

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