I am an introvert; I shall continue to proclaim this proudly until such point that extroverts don’t assume that means I’m socially inept or shy. And as an introvert, I manage my spoons carefully; I have surely mentioned that in the past. One thing I don’t think I’ve mentioned before, however, is what a balancing act it is.
For example, I am in a rut right now. I think I’ve mentioned ruts before, and how they seem to sneak up on me. That’s because I require a fair amount of stability in my schedule to measure out my energy and socialization and whatnot; unexpected things can really steal the rest of my getting on for the day; there is likely a chronic fatigue element that I thoroughly ignore. I enjoy slacking off because it means that I’m not spending up spoons. But being a normal human being in most ways (I think *cough*), doing nothing for too long loses its appeal. As we’re just coming off the holidays, a lengthy period of doing nothing… you might be getting the idea now. I’ve enjoyed having my free time, but too much of it has made me listless and not wanting to do anything in particular.
Having said that, I’m already working to ‘fix’ this. I’ve got a date night planned with the husband next week, and I’ll be having a friend and her husband over for dinner later this month for a joint birthday mini-celebration. It doesn’t take much more than my one different thing a month to keep me happy, so hopefully two small, controlled events will pull me right out of this rut. And, failing that, at least I’m finally looking to see if I can find an acceptable local crafting group to meet up with; I live in a much smaller place than where I grew up, so the range of choices is naturally smaller.
So we’ll see – for now, I’ll keep flailing around trying to see if my brain can think up anything else that could enhance my life without wearing my out completely. I’d love to hear what you other introverts are up to too, ha ha. The rest of y’all – have a fantastic Sunday day thing!