Diary of an Introvert

So if you have found your way into this little corner of my blog, welcome! My name is Dani and I am an introvert. It feels like a relatively new term that has finally captured all that defines who I am. Before now I was shy, anti-social, cold, or just quiet. I am all of these things but none of these things. I am the quiet assessor in a crowded room, wishing I were home curled up with a book or video game and living in a crowded city, being an introvert is an odd thing. No matter where you are, you are always surrounded by people but can still be completely alone. Walk down a crowded street and everyone is in your personal bubble but completely oblivious to everyone and everything around them. Sometimes it bothers me, sometimes I’m so heavily thinking about something, I don’t even notice. It’s hard to explain to people that you don’t mind their company but at the same time, you sort of wish they would go away. LOL. The hardest thing for me is social settings. I once had to explain to someone that it isn’t that I’m anti-social, I’m just an introvert, and I’m ok with that. I can count the number of friends I have on one hand but these friends would move heaven and hell if I needed them to, and I would do the same for them.

So why am I writing all this nonsensical gibberish about being an introvert? Because somewhere out there is someone who is just like me and doesn’t want to feel so alone, or weird, or awkward, like I have most of my life. So I decided that I wanted to document some of the things that happen around me and maybe someday, someone will read this and go “I know exactly what you mean”. So sit back and grab an espresso, because S***is about to go down.