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Outgoing, Fun, And Totally Introverted.

As a child I would go off to a field and cloud watch for hours. My favorite place was under my bed reading. I'd wander the Colorado Mountains alone without a thought of lonliness. I have always loved my alone time. In my 20s I would party and had lots of friends, but I always needed plenty of alone time. Married through my 30s and 40s I felt I never had enough alone time. I have always enjoyed belonging to groups that I could go and be a part of --when I felt like it. Now I am mid 50s, disabled and alone all of the time. I am never bored and as weird as this seems, it seems like I don't have enough hours in the day! I think I should join another group as I wonder if I'm too isolated--then I think--well, I'm happy! Sketching, painting, sculpting, journalling, writing, puzzles, music all fill my time. When I'm out and about I'm quite outgoing, I'm supurb at small talk, I can mix and mingle quite easily--I've never been the least bit shy. I must admit though--I'm happiest alone.
mvkolar mvkolar 56-60 1 Response Nov 23, 2010

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Hey that is funny, I am kind of the same way. I do get out more - but only because of mobility circumstances I guess. I bet if I were in the same situation, I would react the same. I am outgoing and chatty with people I know - but quiet in large gatherings and with people I don't know. But I secretly love puttering by myself, doing things - recording, playing music, editing photos, just stuff (like wasting time online).



I agree - time can fly by very fast when you are enjoying your own company. Sounds like you are making the best of your situation - keep making and creating and doing ... maybe you are where you are supposed to be!