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What's an Introvert to Do?

November 16th, 2017 at 06:08 am

As much as I like to be included in big family gatherings, I also suffer in them. Last night's birthday party for my grandson was a good example. I was in the middle of a long table, but it seemed like everyone was talking to someone else. I couldn't hear what anyone was saying, and when I did, I didn't understand what they were talking about. (TV shows they're watching and stuff on the internet). Big groups also seem to bring out the preening and showing off -- everyone trying to one up and grab the attention -- and I am so opposite; I was brought up to be humble and it is something I embrace. But if you're humble in a group, you're invisible. I don't mind not being the center of attention, but I do mind feeling invisible.

Of course, this particular group is dominated by members of my ex's family, and I will feel quite differently next week when the family is my own! I hope.

My legs hurt all night, and I wonder if the stress of my social discomfort added to the pain.

Anyway, financially speaking, it was a successful night, as my meal was paid for, and I have enough leftovers for another meal today.

I made an appointment with a new dentist yesterday, one that is within walking distance rather than 25 miles away! That appointment will come up December 1. Now I have to remember to cancel my distant appointment and get my x-rays sent.

I spoke to my brother yesterday and he will see to getting my sister home again after Thanksgiving. He may even be able to drive her, as he is going to Myrtle Beach, and her home is roughly on the way.

Looking over my variables yesterday, I realized I had forgotten to record several loads of laundry. The correct percentage is now 88%. Only five days to go.

5 Responses to “What's an Introvert to Do?”

  1. Tabs Says:

    Hello, fellow introvert! What are we to do indeed? Luckily, I prefer being invisible, which I think helps to accept that, to me, it's the lesser of two evils.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    That's usually when I get up and start cleaning up the kitchen--if it's in someone's house. Probably not a good restaurant strategy :-)

  3. CB in the City Says:

    You're right. I think I was disappointed because I expected a more intimate gathering. It was what it was.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I understand ... that's why I tend to avoid potlucks unless I KNOW there'll be someone there for me to talk to.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I feel your pain. It is hard being invisible and so much of the conversation in bigger groups is about stuff I either don't know anything about or I don't want to know anything about. That last part sounds snobbish and I don't mean for it to, but sometimes I don't care about the topics.

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