“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”
― John Green
After reading an article about two years ago, I was both shocked and relieved to discover that I’m an introvert. Slowly, the awareness started creeping in. In a way, I think I always suspected it. I’ve endured years of people telling me I’m “quiet” or that I seemed “stuck-up” upon first impression. No, I’m just introverted. Small talk is not my thing.
I guess that partly explains why I’m a homebody. I prefer staying in the “nest” where everything is familiar and uncomplicated. I remember being accused of being a “homebody” when I was a teenager. I was outraged! Being a homebody at the age of 14 is so not cool. Today, I embrace it.
This realization is also part of what led me to start this blog. Writing is something I’ve always loved to do. No writing assignment in school ever felt like work to me. Those 10-point essay questions teachers put at the end of tests as an added bonus? Those were my favorite. Now I can write what I want and not run out of room at the bottom of the page!