Surprisingly, I AM NOT A HERMIT

Dear World,

Why don’t my friends believe I’m not a hermit?

Hermit is such a simple word, and yet it’s used against me. To try to convince me I should do something against my nature. If I want to go home to read, “Oh, you’re such a hermit”. Don’t want to go out dancing prefer to have a quiet night, “Stop being a hermit!”. Darling, I’m stubborn and an introvert. Calling me names will not compel me to bend to your will…remember the phone thing? You can’t use my nature against me or make me feel guilty for who I am. I may enjoy recharging on my own, but I also enjoy spending time with you and that my friend is the opposite of what is a true hermit.

Kindest Regards,

Your Closest Friend

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I AM AN INTROVERT

Dear World,

Is it possible to nicely explain to an extrovert that you just want to be alone?

Because when I’m exhausted, emotionally and physically, I need peace and quiet. I need space and I need time to recharge. Yet, if you’re still sitting in my car talking to me eventually I’m going to ask you to leave…as politely as possible. If you don’t understand I’m tired. I get more frustrated because I’m coming apart. I’m not empathetic, and I don’t really show my emotions, but when I’m exhausted, irritated, and emotionally vulnerable sometimes “please just let me go home” can sometimes turn into “get the fuck out of my car”. And I apologize for that. Sincerely, I do.

Kindest Regards,

Your Closest Friend

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