I, Katie Yvonne Brien, am an introvert. By definition, an introvert is a shy, reticent person. Reserved is my default setting and I find solace in being alone. For most of my teenage life, I was called ‘anti-social’, ‘rude’ and plenty more things. I’ve always felt kinda guilty for this part of my personality. Like I have something to be sorry for. Well, bollocks to that – I am an introvert and I am proud.
MY OWN SPACE
My bedroom is my happy place. It’s where I think, relax and mostly do everything if I’m honest. I love being in there with a good book, snuggled under my blanket with a cup of peppermint tea on the side. This is when I’m at my most content in life. It took my family a long time to realise that there’s nothing wrong with me, I’m just a gal who likes her own company. I won’t lie, I’m my favourite person to hang out with.
NOT GOING OUT
As I’ve spoken about before, I’m not a ‘going-out’ person. In all candour, being around people wears me out. If I spend more than an hour with a large group of people I am knackered by the time I get home. Anyone who knows me knows that it’s a mammoth task to convince me to go out in a large group. When it’s just me and someone else (and maybe another person) then I’m fine because I love one-on-one time with people. Also, this subheading is the name of a fantastic show I watch with my Grandad, 100% recommend.
KINDA LIKE A KINDER SUPRISE
If I had to describe myself as chocolate then it would be a Kinder Suprise. I’m kinda reserved on the outside, a lil’ quiet and boring but once you crack me open – surprise. When I’ve gotten to know new people they’ve said: “I never thought you talked this much”. Once I get going I really don’t stop. I just take a little bit to feel comfortable with new people.
MAKING AN EFFORT
While I like my own space, I also love spending time with my family. Something that I want to do more of is actually coming out of my cosy domain and creep downstairs to spend some time with my loved ones. Maybe stick on a film or play a game of Frustration.
My Dad often says “I am who I am” and I love that sentiment. This post has come from a place of accepting that I am just a person who is a kinda quiet and reserved. We are all different in our own ways and that’s kinda beautiful.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Are you an introvert, ambivert or extravert? See you tomorrow for a new post! Have a lovely day and stay beautiful.
“I think a lot, but I don’t say much” – Anne Frank.
Lots of loves,