While, admittedly, during school I was a little caught up in my own thoughts and had things going on that I just didn't discuss (I'm not a talker and I don't think I ever will be), I also didn't stay home every night alone like they thought I did, but even if I had, if that's what I liked doing and I was still challenging myself and doing things, then there's nothing wrong with that. To them, because I wasn't into the same things they were preferring instead to do my own thing rather than tagging along awkwardly, I imagine I did seem pretty boring. That doesn't mean I was having a miserable time, far from it in fact! Those years have some of the best memories attached to them it's just that not everyone knew about them. I thought as I got older those people would, well, not exist anymore I suppose. Turns out I was wrong and in many situations, be it at work, or well, pretty much anywhere really, there's usually that one person that still feels the need to pass those judgements (that tend to be way off the mark & come off sounding a little rude) no one asked to hear.
I am an introvert, I enjoy my own company, I like being at home in my own space surrounded by my own things. It's where I feel most comfortable, it's where I feel inspired and it's where I want to spend a lot of my free time. That's just part of who I am and instead of trying to fight it (been there, done that, it's just so exhausting), I embrace it and most importantly, learn to work with it. I'm not super comfortable in big social situations, I'm not spontaneous (my heart races just thinking about being spontaneous) and spending extended periods of time in my pyjamas is one of my favourite things BUT that doesn't mean I'm not doing fun and exciting things while in said comfortable pyjamas! And if you're an introvert too - hello *high five!*
Hitting the clubs, traveling for months on end and summertime festivals aren't for me, they're just not my thing and if they're not your thing either - that's okay! Not everyone is lucky enough to get the opportunity to live a full life and for that reason you should spend your precious days following your heart. I'm a firm believer that you'll know when something feels right & when something feels wrong. Don't let anyone tell you how you should be spending your time because they're not you, they don't know what your heart is telling you. Age is just a number, it doesn't define you. You don't need to spend every night out on the town because you're eighteen just like you sure as heck don't need to put away your dancing shoes if you're eighty and you don't want to! You don't just stop. You don't have to one day be a grown up and stop having fun. You have to spend your whole life having fun, making the best of every situation and never forgetting to smile. If I'm lucky enough to make it to eighty and I want to have pink hair, I won't let anyone tell me otherwise. Sometimes you have to follow 'the rules' but sometimes you can stick two fingers up at them and do what you want.
If partying with your best friends makes you happy then you make sure you go and dance your little heart out! Or if you've just bought your first house and thinking about decor makes you smile then you tape up those seventy-billion paint swatches that are all pretty much the same colour on to the wall & spend hours trying to decide between them - been there and it's totally one of the best parts! Or maybe you're a mama or a papa and your idea of the best night in is reading to your littles, then you do that and make sure you put on the best storybook voices you can to make them giggle!
Just because we all like different things and choose to spend our time in different ways, does that make any of us boring? No way! Because if you spend your days doing what makes you happy, you won't regret a thing!
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