Living and Loving as an Introvert

This is the first time I’ve read an article on introverts that I truly agree with and explains how I feel. I’ve always known I’m an introvert but could never properly explain myself in a way others would understand. Antisocial, shy , & stuck up were a few of the words outsiders used to describe me that are completely false. My sisters & brothers are all extroverts every where they go they attract a crowd & thrive in that atmosphere & I’m always the one standing away from the crowd. I don’t mind being in a crowd I just don’t want to participate with them. In any large event that isn’t primarily family & close friends I’m always the one sitting at the farthest table in the back by myself & I like it that way.


good advice

*stands up*

*shuffles nervously*

*clears throat*

Hello. My name’s Ruth and I am an introvert.

Would you believe that it has taken me 31 years to say that?

Most of those years have been taken up with saying other things. No, I’m not anti-social. No, I’m not shy. No, it’s not that I hate people, or that I hate you, or that I’m a badly brought up Awkward Annie.

I’m just an introvert.

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Published in: on July 16, 2014 at 7:24 am  Leave a Comment  

This Is How I’m Living

How do I stay positive when life gets ‘real’? Believe me, it wasn’t and isn’t always easy but this is how I’m living; not in any specific order:

I know I need God in my Life.

I realize I’m a work in progress every day I change for the better.

I stopped thinking everything was a direct attack against me.

I stopped worrying about what the world thought about me and started thinking about how I felt about me.

I understand you can’t please everyone but you can please yourself all the time.

I stopped being so judgmental towards myself…Only God can judge me.

I changed the circle of people I chose to be around.

I allowed myself to be held accountable AND take responsibility for MY actions.

I stopped complaining and started doing something to change my situation.

I realized I have a greater purpose in life and negativity prevents me from reaching it.

I chose to learn and grow from my past instead staying stuck in it.

I have love for SELF so others will know how to love me.

I feel the most positive when I’ve shared a shared some knowledge, helped or inspired someone.

These were and are the steps I took and continue to take to strive to be a better me. I invest in myself daily. Being positive is a choice. Life is about choices, not blame. We all have the choice to think, speak, act & live in a positive manner. I make a conscious choice to stay away from negativity. ©

Published in: on July 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm  Comments (2)