Write About It Wednesday || Introverts

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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: Weird Little Heart

Screen Shot 2014-07-05 at 6.53.20 PMThere are a million things that make my weird little heart happy in this world, but since I don’t have the time to sit down and explain every single one of those to you, I thought I would do my level best to tell you a few. 

Camp Spring Creek. Now you see, this camp is how I define summer. I have grown up with this camp since I was five, and seeing that I’m 17 now seems pretty crazy to me. In the summer, I escape to this small get away and join my second family for eight weeks without internet or phone service. You get to meet people you would have never met otherwise, you get to see different sides of the people you love, and most importantly, you forget the world around you as you are emerged into a group of people who are so uniquely different yet have one common strength that brings them all together. We may be a group that is weird beyond belief and strange in so many ways, but being with my camp family makes me more happy that anyone can know.

Giraffes. Need I say more? Do you have something that you are totally obsessed with, yet have no clue why it fascinates you so much? Thats me with giraffes. Maybe its their pattern, or their long necks, or maybe its their seemingly awkward nature. Because, who doesn’t love an animal who fights each other by swinging their necks at each other like little neck swords. I mean, come on!

The sound of dirt being sucked into a vacuum cleaner. I could vacuum a dirty floor all day just to hear the sound of little rocks or large piece of dirt being sucked into the hose of the vacuum. It like hits the side of the hose and rattles its way up all the way into the main dirt compartment of the vacuum. Ahhhh, its like music to my ears!

Letters. If you’ve ever met me, you would know that I love everything electronic. Computers, phones, calculators. Digital textbooks? Sign me up. Audiobooks? No problem. Snapchat? Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Got them all. But one thing that will never be same as it was before the age of technology will be letters. Like handwritten, wait four days for it to arrive, snail mail kind of letters. The kind where you open your mailbox and your face lightens because someone took thirty minutes out of their day to sit down, write you a letter, address it, stamp it, and put it back in their mailbox for the mailman to come pick up. There is no better feeling in the world than getting a letter from a friend or family member. I know its going out of style, but letters make my weird little heart happy. 

Everyone has something that makes them happy, whether it be something completely normal and maybe even cliché or something completely out of the ordinary. If you love something it will make you happy, no matter what. Never be ashamed of what you love because you are only denying yourself happiness! No one should ever be able to take away what makes you happy, and never let anyone do that!

Peach out, enjoy lufas, and love the advertisements! BOOOOM!