I thrive in solitude
I must naturally have a lower need for human contact than others, because I can quite happily spend my day by myself doing whatever I want. Sometimes just the thought of having to spend time with other people makes me mentally exhausted, and I need time to prepare myself first. I do have a great boyfriend who I see and spend time with every day - he is one of the few people in my life who I can spend time with and feel at ease. I'm satisfied with short and friendly conversations with strangers, catching up with my work colleagues and spending time with a few close friends and family now and then, but I'll always love being alone. I can think more when I'm by myself, and be grateful simply to exist. I can read and cook and write when I'm alone. I love shopping alone and find it a much more peaceful experience. Sometimes though I do worry that it can interfere with my job, and that it'll hold me back, but at the end of the day we each have our qualities and strengths, and we're all different for a reason.