One thing that I’ve found to be very true since becoming a parent is that it is very important to shake things up. Where routine might be mainly comforting and relaxing, it seems to have a stronger chance of making you feel incredibly miserable and stuck… especially when a small thing is yelling and screaming and throwing things at you.
Now me, I don’t travel that well; I have issues with dizziness and vertigo and being in a moving vehicle is rarely complimentary to such. I seem to recall that it’s not so bad driving, but as it’s been years and a country away since I’ve last operated a motor vehicle, that could just be me waxing fuzzy. It probably isn’t and there’s probably a biggole pile of related science, but… besides the point! Me and transport don’t get on, which helps reinforce my introverted, stay at home tendencies. After all, being at home isn’t too bad… right? Add in the fact that I’m completely introverted and it’s a miracle I ever leave my desk!
And yet, when I do, I rarely regret it. Yesterday was such a day – we ditched the kiddo with her in-laws and went off to visit friends of mine/ours. And while we didn’t do anything more grandiose than chat, play video games, and test one person’s luck theory (he always seems to win bets when around myself and my husband; this was no exception). It was just gratifying to spend time in not-normal company. That isn’t to say we’d not like to see them more; indeed, we have said several times we’d love it if they were closer, as their idea of a good time matches ours perfectly. Indeed, this would make their proximity ideal as the burden of social obligation isn’t a burden in the slightest; I’ve found the thought of finding and making friends locally imposing for that reason. I don’t think going out makes a good time – I think staying in and being in the company of others while doing what you enjoy is best. But doing it in someone elses’ house once in awhile? Awesome.
Iunno, maybe someday I’ll found Introverts Non-Anonymous, ha ha, see if that works for finding other introverts to sit around and chat+game with. Hrm…
Whatever the case, have a nice Monday!