27 March 2015

An introvert and her books



I'm an introvert, I don't share very personal thoughts and feelings with others that easily, I love staying at home, I love being surrounded by only a few close family members/friends, my home is my castle and this will never change. Loud parties with many people have always been something I don't enjoy, meeting new people is often more stressing than exciting, but don't worry, all of these things don't bother me. I love my life, I love my home. 

I love alone time with our animals and a good book, I love being close to only a few people, all these things make me truly happy. Books have always played an very important role in my life, I prefer going on virtual journeys compared to real ones, meeting new people in books is relaxing, getting to know characters closely and following their lives is one of my greatest joys in life. Books have always been like partners to me, they are so much more than just words on paper. 

Some people don't (want to?) understand that being an introvert is nothing to pity others or to think of them as weird, it's just a character trait that works for me, that makes me happy. Meeting people who constantly bug you about being an introvert can be pretty frustrating, I met my share of highly annoying people who tried to change who I am, who tried to make me feel bad about enjoying my life as an introvert. But I have never listened to these people, because I know who I am, I know what makes me truly happy and I will not change that just because others choose to life their live in different ways. I'm not missing out on anything by living my life the way I do, my life is full of love and magical moments, what more could I want?

If you are also an introvert who shares my passion for books, then please celebrate it, be happy about being happy with who you are, live your life the way that feels good to you, cherish the books that take you on great adventures, cherish the characters that enrich your life. 

8 comments:

  1. Go YOU!! I'm starting to think I'm more introverted than I thought. I like going out and meeting new people and socializing... but ever since I started working full-time downtown, I keep getting annoyed at being around so many people. I keep imagining what jobs I could do where I would not have to talk to ANYONE the entire time I'm working. Yeah, I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'm optimistic LOL.

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    1. I feel the same when I'm on the bus or train at times, people are everywhere and I dream of working from home, however I also love sitting on the train being surrounded by other readers. But working from home would definitely be a dream come true for me.

      Happy Reading!

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  2. Such a great post! Im a fellow introvert and reading and blogging is my escape from being at my job where Im talking to clients all day which i find very draining. I love that you embrace who you are! <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books

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    1. Isn't it great that reading and blogging can be such powerful tools? Another reason to love book.
      Happy Reading!

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  3. I am so similar in that I prefer staying at home, curled up with a good book than going to loud parties. I seem to dislike people more and more every day (in an I'd-rather-not-socialise way) and books are better company. This post rings so true with me! I'd much rather be who I am than someone I'm not.

    Natalie x | Bookographic.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more with your last sentence, it all comes down to being who we are and feeling happy with it.

      Happy Reading!

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  4. I know you don't usually read non-fiction, but I recently read a book that might really appeal to you. It's called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It starts a bit slow, but then gets really fascinating. Of course, I'm an introvert, and so I was nodding my head through much of the book, although I didn't necessarily agree with all of it. Still, a very interesting and worthwhile read.

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    1. Lately I have been reading more non-fiction so I will definitely check out your book recommendation, it sounds perfect to me.

      Happy Reading!

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