Inside My Introvert Bubble


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Today I am stepping out of my introvert bubble and finally going on one of the Little Black Dress Club outings. For more than a year, I’ve been thinking about joining our local chapter of the Little Black Dress Club but their events were always on days that I had other plans…or I found a reason not go, not because I didn’t want to go but because I let my fears get the best of me. This time I was able to talk my extroverted co-worker into going with me so that I will know at least one person. I know it will be good for me to get out and socialize, and I almost always have a good time when I step out of my comfort zone. Without a doubt it will be exhausting on me, but I have no other plans tomorrow so I will have time to go back into my introvert bubble to re-energize.

This is my reminder that I always have a good time when I get out with other people. It’s just that the time before it actually happens is filled with anxiety, doubt, fear and worry. I won’t let it get to me today!

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10 thoughts on “Inside My Introvert Bubble

    • Hi Jody!

      The Little Black Dress Club is a social group for women to get together on occasions and do things that we might not otherwise do on our own or make time to do for ourselves. The event that I went to was a game night at someone’s home where we played some word games with scrabble tiles and Scattegories. Other events that I’m planning on participating with them is appetizers night at a restaurant, movie nights and GLAMPING (Glamour Camping. Google it…It looks fun!)

      I know it totally doesn’t sound like something an introvert would do when I describe it like that, but it’s good for me to get out every once in awhile.

      You can find out more about the Little Black Dress Club at http://www.lbdclub.com/
      There’s chapters in several cities.

    • Thank you, Jen! It’s only been a couple of years that I have truly understood my introversion and how it affects me. While it’s comforting to know that I am not alone, it also helps me understand why I react to things differently than other people.

  1. Oh my goodness, I totally relate to this!!! I was reading this saying to myself, me too, that’s me!! My husband and I had this conversation last night. He is the social butterfly, and I am the wall flower πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!! Stopping by from Still Saturday! Have a blessed day!!

    • It’s really hard for non-introverts to understand what it’s like for us. Some think that we don’t like people, we’re shy or anti-social. My mom has a hard time understanding it, even though my dad, my brother and myself are all introverts. I love people and I love being around people sometimes, but it exhausts me after awhile and the only way to regain my energy is to go back into my bubble.

      If you’re on Facebook, I highly recommend checking out the Introverts Are Awesome page. They have links of comics, photos and articles that help to explain introversion in a way that doesn’t make us look too terribly weird. One that they shared recently that really helped explain things was this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=420519351316507.jpg

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  2. My five cents, I think fear comes from the pressure we and society puts on us. I would say, as a proud introvert, let’s be happy with what we are/have and take the time to discover the best of it. After all, this is how God made us and He can’t be wrong.

    • Without a doubt, my fears are the expectations that I have of myself and how things are going to happen because of how society works. I am not ashamed of who I am, but it’s not always easy on me when anxiety sets in for social situations. I usually fare well, but I suppose the few times it hasn’t is what I remember the most. That’s when I (do my best to) let go and let God πŸ™‚

      Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I am definitely extroverted. As are my kids. My husband is introverted… or at least was very much that way when we met, even though he was a pianist/organist, etc. NOW, as he has aged, and been around a lot more people at church as he’s involved with worship and is a facilities manager, he has gone about mid-way. He still thinks and focuses internally, but he shares more easily and steps into more situations w/o fear. He’s a good “middle man”… I’ve actually reduced a tiny bit his direction, too. Marriage has been good for us in more ways than one… and this IS one of them.

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences with me, Joanne. One thing to remember about introversion is that it is more about how we re-energize and de-energize than it is about what kind of person we are. I love people, preferably in small groups, and am not shy once I am comfortable. However, it totally drains me to be around more than just a few people at a time, so I end up needing more alone time to gain my energy back.

      This drawing that I shared with another comment is the best way to describe it:
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=420519351316507.jpg (also seen here in a larger size: http://sveidt.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5b09fj). It’s slightly over the top but does a good job of explaining how it is for introverts.

      Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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