Food for Thought-Life, it’s a Balancing Act

I recognize my strengths. I recognize my weaknesses. Growth means change. Change means getting out of your comfort zone.

I’m a loner. I have people in my life, yes. But as many of you know from following my blog, I’m an introvert. I love my alone time. I hate small talk. Being around people too much can drain me. Being that I work with people, I tend to look forward to heading straight home when work is over. I’ve had my happy face on and made a lot of small talk while at work. By the time I’m done, I am done. But at the same time I do enjoy being around people. To engage in deep conversations. To catch up on friend’s lives. I believe it is safe to say that I am an extroverted introvert (ambivert).

I have been leaning much more to introversion the last several years. I’ve had plenty on my plate. Things I needed to deal with. Until I get a handle on serious matters, I withdraw. I need that time to figure it all out. I can and will open up about things but I need time to get there.

Now that I am in a better place. I find myself realizing that I isolate myself far too much. I need to learn to balance everything better. Work, alone time and play. The play has been missing from my life for a very long time. I have my adventures here and there but they alone are not enough. I recognize that I need to break out of my self-induced isolation and get out more and socialize. Balance. I recognize things have been imbalanced and now all that’s left to do is begin living again.

7 thoughts on “Food for Thought-Life, it’s a Balancing Act”

  1. I’m similar to you as far as the introvert thing goes. If I have something to talk about, I can talk for hours and — if I’m not careful — completely take over the conversation. But when it comes to making small talk — especially with people I don’t know — I run out of things to say within seconds and slowly drift to the edge of the room so that I don’t have to speak to anyone.