And for my fellow introverts, here’s an open letter to share with the extroverts in your life.
I watch friendships form every day. I see the new kids slink through the halls and into the classrooms on their first day, both wanting to be invisible and also yearning for recognition and acceptance. Their first interactions with the other kids are often uncomfortable, but within the span of a week, most of theContinue reading “11 Tips to Make Friends As an Introverted Adult”
I’ve always been drawn to small, enclosed spaces. As a child, I would play (and sleep) in appliance boxes that I decorated and filled with blankets and pillows. I’ve felt very over-taxed and over-stimulated this school year and could tell that I needed to get serious about my self-care. I have a dormer in myContinue reading “My Restorative Introvert Cave”
I’m not an extrovert, but I play one in real life. Most people would probably be shocked to discover than I am a true introvert – that social situations and crowds exhaust me and I seek balance by being alone. After all, I have chosen to be a teacher. I am outspoken in meetings and notContinue reading “An Open Letter to Extroverts: What the Introverts in Your Life Want You to Know”