Introverts, Love and Relationships

I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day.

 

I don’t feel that there should be one out of 365 days reserved to celebrate your relationship. It seems kind of silly. If you have a partner, you should want to touch them, give gifts and be good to each other all the time, right? But, since we are half-way into February, I figured that today’s episode would be the perfect time to discuss introverts and romantic relationships.

 

Introverts crave love and connection, just like anyone else. However, it can be tough for us to navigate romance. On one hand, being in a relationship is great because you have a good amount of intimate one-on-one time together. But then there are those times that are hard for the introverted partner (going out, serious conversations, trying new things) and it is important to have those discussions early in the relationship in order to avoid conflict.

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Protecting Your Solitude

Solitude. You need it, I need it, everyone needs it. But we as introverts crave and celebrate it more than anything in this world.

 

What is solitude, and why is it so important to protect it? Solitude is what most people call “me-time”, but it is so much more than that to people like me and you. It is the precious opportunity to curl up with a good book, toss on some headphones and get away from the busy-ness of the world (basically, it’s a way to tell everyone to leave us alone so we can breathe!).

 

In today’s society, there is this crazy thought that everyone needs to be together all the time. But the truth is, we innovate so much better when we take a moment (or two, or three) to ourselves. It took me years to learn how to protect my solitude. And yes, I lost friends and things that I thought were important, but in the end, my quality of life outweighed the stress of trying to be “on” all the time.

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Have a Merry Holiday

Just wanted to pop in to let you guys know its time for me to hibernate... Just kidding. But I am taking time off for the holidays and my birthday next month (and wedding anniversary). I'm in major planning mode for the rest of the year. So I should be back by mid-January.

Planning the next batch of podcast episodes. Working with a new manufacturer for my apparel. And just a bunch of new products for you. I hope you have lots of fun stuff coming too. Extra aerial training. And working more on my art and photography, and writing a book.

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Introverts in the World: Aerial

Honestly, what started me doing this site the way is now was someone asking me to do something different with them. I've always been the friend who was up to try anything. I've been to a dozen concerts of bands I've never heard of.

I can truly say I've had the most fun because I've always been open to that. Its a strange thing to have some anxiety but really no shame. So I now try more things just to show other introverts that its not all bad. We can make fools of ourselves and survive.

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