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.