Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Am I Becoming More of An Introvert...

...or am I just compelled to forgo social interaction and replace light switch covers because that's what "normal" first-time home owners do?

These are the questions that keep me up at night these days. Not really. Lydia and Stella do a pretty good job of that most of the time. But I do wonder whether moving at this juncture in my life will make me turn inward a bit 

more. Certainly, not knowing too many people here makes staying home a more attractive option than it used to be. Living in an actual home, instead of a tiny apartment, also has that effect. And my desire to really settle in, fix things up, etc, also moves me in a crafty, or nesting mode instead of a go-introduce-myself-to-strangers or mill-around-town mood most of the time. It doesn't help that there's not all that much to do here other than thrift shop. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy thrift shopping more than the average person probably, but I need to get into another routine - like going for hikes, or something.

All this is to say that I've been kind of withdrawn lately. Not in an unhappy way necessarily, but a reflective, and sometimes lonely one. 

I'll sign off with two hilarious pieces of the Internet that were sent my way recently:

  1. Signs You're a San Francisco Parent (guilty as charged to numbers 3, 7, 9, 18, etc etc)
  2. It's Like They Know Us (I laughed aloud, repeatedly)


ElizabethS said...

I think it would take more than BGKY with a new house for me to call you an introvert! But I'm sure that side of you is growing.
Countdown calendar says 14 today! We're pretty excited around here.


dirteens said...

We are super-duper excited around here too.


your slightly-less-extroverted sister