Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In the end I'm an INTROVERT

Sometimes I wish I wasn't so introverted, that I could easily mingle in a crowded room and not think about all the people I don't know, about how crowded it is, and that I can't find my space. Sometimes I wish I could be out there, talking with people and not have it zap my energy, but instead fill me up.

But in the end I am an introvert. I do enjoy mingling and talking, but it does zap my energy. The last few weeks have been busy, conference to help organize and pull off, friends coming over. Boys who are social. But today I just feel like pulling back, and hibernating for a while. So if you push through that and continue to get out there...does it go away? That feeling of not wanting to see another person, outside of immediate family, for a while. Will it ease up and I will come out of my shell more and feel more comfortable in those situations? Or is this just who I am? I have accepted it as just who I am for so long, and am happy this way. I like my solitude once in a while. I enjoy the comfort of those I love.

So if I am happy is there a need to change? I don't feel like I need to change other than that little twinge of guilt for not wanting to socialize right now. I know this feeling will pass. The quiet time I have at home will fill my cup back up to overflowing, and I will feel like meeting people, talking, going out etc. But for right now in this moment....I think I know what I need. And will just curl up with a cuppa chai, my knitting and a good movie. The boys are happily playing together. Maybe read to the boys later on this evening, or play a game, or perhaps both. No pressure to chat, no pressure to be a good hostess. :-) Just me being me.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This Morning's Chuckle

OK I just had to share this because it made me chuckle this morning. It is a comment about a homeschool article. Here is the article in case anyone is interested. It is a factual article about homeschool statistics in NC, but the author did mention our conference coming up this Saturday (WHOOO HOOOO).

OK the funny part is this comment:

"...They will not learn crucial skills necessary to cope with other kids from different backgrounds - this is an important part of education and will promote their success in the working world. The home school atmosphere will also give the students a tunnel view of the real world in that they will be protected from the diverse attributes of the public education. "


OMG I had to laugh so hard. I wonder if people proof read the comment first to make sure it actually makes sense. Since when do public schools have kids from "different backgrounds", that has been the subject of debate for years. And you gotta love the "homeschool atmosphere will also give the students a tunnel view of the real world" (OK because we know the home, community, city, state are not the real world) oh yes the poster lets us know exactly what the real world is... THE PUBLIC SCHOOL. ROFLOL.

OK just had to share in case anyone else needed a little chuckle this morning.