follow your heart :
I love being an introvert! I spend all day alone inside my head and to be honest I prefer it that way. A big lesson I learned was that introversion and confidence are two separate things. I have a friend who’s the biggest introvert you’ll ever meet (literally living by himself / few friends / no partner / doesn’t want more people in his life) -- yet he radiates this inner confidence that makes him unflappable. He’s also extremely risk adverse like you, which to me is a good thing, because he makes smart decisions, and I often go to him for travel advice so I don’t ☠️😂
This is a beautiful piece on finding your inner peace and calm. You gave me a lot to reflect on!
I resonated so deeply with this! I did a lot of the traditional loud, exciting things in my 20s partially because I thought that’s what people did to have fun. Now I’ve come to realize how much I enjoy being alone and also having less, but deeper friendships.
“Now I learn that I know myself better when I sit still. I know myself better when I am calm and unoccupied. I know myself better when I am not wrapped up in the rat race, the productivity hamster wheel, the standard expectations of what I should do as a 20 something year old, with a certain background, interests and ambition” This 💯💯💯!