Write About It Wednesday || Introverts


I am an introvert, living in an extrovert world. While sometimes frustrating and difficult, it is not impossible to do so.

When I first realized that I was an introvert, I was a bit scared. I didn’t want to be all alone for the rest of my life! I misinterpreted the word and what it meant. I thought that introverts couldn’t make friends, or didn’t get along with people. I was scared to walk alone. I was scared of what society might think of me.

Now, I know differently. I know that I was completely wrong about what I thought. You see, I’ve come to love being an introvert. I’ve come to respect my needs and I love “walking alone”. Sometimes being an introvert means that I have to miss out on hangouts and parties, but that is okay with me. At the end of the day, I will be more happy spending time by myself doing what I love to do, than following a group and getting lost in the crowd.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not a horrible recluse who never comes into the daylight. No, that is not me. I love my friends and the adventures we have. They have come to respect that I need alone time once in a while. Its just that I would rather spend a whole day lounging around with one or two friends than going to an amusement park with half of the senior class.

So, this post goes out to all the introverts out there. Don’t be scared to accept your introverted little awesome blob of human! You are great and you need to know that. Let your friends know when you just need a bit of alone time and if they don’t accept that, they are not your friends. Don’t let anyone make you think that you are a social outcast because you’re not. Don’t try to change because introverts are awesome. Stop trying to adapt to an extrovert world and learn to love “walking alone”.

Thats really all I have for you today. I know its kind of disorganized, but what can I say?! I hope all of you introverts out there will learn to embrace your quiet little selves and live loud without having to be loud!

Tootlelie-pip! Peace out, enjoy life, and live the adventure!


Write about it Wednesday | | Being True to Yourself

Buenos dias Dream Chasers!

Sorry that it has been a while, yet again. I am home for Spring Break this week and boy oh boy does it feel good! Getting away from the snow and ice and making my way into the sunny mountains of North Carolina. I even got a sunburn from sitting on the porch reading a book for maybe a little too long without sunscreen on. I’m sure I’ll have loads more to tell you about my spring break when it is over, so I’ll do a weekly recap in roughly two weeks to let you know how my spring break went.

With that said, I guess I’ll start with my Write About it Wednesday (does that sound like a good name for these little motivational/rant type posts?) Today I wanted to talk about being true to yourself. It is a common struggle that almost all human beings go through in their lifetime. I praise the people who are always true to themselves because it is truly a hard task! It’s tough when you get your heart and feelings invested in people and situations to just “let go” of things when they’re not going right. It’s sometimes easy to stick with the feelings and situations that are “familiar” (even if they are super uncomfortable) rather than avail yourself to the great unknown. But one of the most liberating things you will ever do is to come to realize what things are NOT working for you and decide to get them off your path. That’s a tough lesson, but it’s a lesson that could mean the difference between feeling alive and feeling sick, stifled, and stressed out!

Not being true to yourself can be caused by many different things. For example, being put in a different environment that you aren’t used to, problems at home, a new girlfriend/boyfriend perhaps, maybe you want to become a better person and somewhere along the way you loose sight of your goal. Everyone has different reasons and barely anyone notices when they aren’t true to themselves, but the people around them do. Its like you turn around and suddenly you don’t recognize that person anymore. Not being true to yourself can be one of the most obnoxious things, but watching your friends not be true to themselves is truly heartbreaking. No matter what you say to them, you can’t snap them out of that phase. Everyone goes through it and being a good friend is about the best thing you can do if you find one of you friends drifting astray from who they truly are. No matter how much it hurts, you have to stick by their side. However, don’t put yourself in an unhealthy friendship. That doesn’t do anyone any good. Don’t resent them if they push you away. It is going to hurt, but if friends can push you out of their lives, were they even friends at all?

Alrighty then, I’m going to end it there. Long story short, stay true to yourself. Staying true to yourself when you are put in uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations shows the true character that you are. If you find you friends straying away from their character, don’t try to push them back into the person they were, that can only happen from them. Just be a good friend and try to understand what they are going through and why. Being an understanding friend is one of the best things you can be to someone.

Tootelie-dip! Have a wonderful rest of the week and I will talk to you again soon!

P.S. If you live in or around Mitchell County, North Carolina, I encourage you to go see Grease at Mitchell High School this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 7 or Sunday at 2!!! Tickets sell an hour before the show begins! It will be fantastic!