Don’t go rogue on me, but I’m actually really digging this weather. Let me explain.
I’m sitting here in shorts on my balcony, enjoying the cool 70 degree weather yet a mere four days ago I wore this coat to brunch. And this maniac wants to get rid of the EPA… I digress.
Weather in DC has been interesting lately. I’ve lived here all my life (minus college in the midwest) and I can’t remember a time where I was enjoying rooftop happy hours and bundled up in North Face snow boots and a floor length down coat a few days later. But, confession: I love it. I’m the type of person who would rather be holed up in a snowy mountain cabin than relaxing by the beach which would have made this whole moving to Miami thing very interesting. Oh, did you not know I was seriously contemplating moving to Miami? Yeah. More on that in the next few weeks, my friends. My friends think I’m crazy but I’m telling you, seasonal depression is a thing and I experience it in the summer. I gravitate towards being alone in quieter settings (winter creates a perfect environment for this) which is a complete 180 from a few years ago. I used to love spending my time out with friends, being the center of attention. Now, I’m much more interested in quality time with quality friends and I recharge better alone.
If you haven’t already read this article on extroverted introverts that’s making its way around social media, I highly suggest you skim through it. Perhaps surprisingly for some of you, this is me to a T. I much prefer email than meeting in person and these days, blog related events are nearly overwhelming for me. I found myself borderline socially paralyzed at an event I attended last week which was a new, not so enjoyable, experience. I think this has a lot to do with current circumstances (again, more on this later) but I’ve also reached a place where I’m comfortable with what I’m comfortable with and I rarely force myself into situations. I don’t like goodbyes. I’m a big fan of the Irish exit. And when I’m done in a particular setting, I’m done. I struggle with anxiety and as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that the only person I need to worry about is myself. So I do just that.
similar NAVY COAT
similar FAUX FUR STOLE
I’ve reached the point in life where I’m realizing how precious my time is. I want to spend my moments improving the quality of my life whether that’s experiences or people or places or knowledge. All that matters is that I’m constantly improving. I’ve been reading a book a week for the last few weeks and that small task alone has majorly helped me reflect and determine what I want to squeeze out of life. I’ve listed a few of my current favorites below that I absolutely recommend if you’re in the market for a little life reorganization or simply looking for a new inspirational read.
Are you an extroverted introvert? Are you recharged by others or do you prefer to recharge alone? I’m always looking for advice to improve the effectiveness of my downtime and I’d love for you to share!