It took me years to understand myself. Years to understand ‘what is wrong with me’, why I can’t really fit anywhere, why I can’t really connect with others. It took me so long to understand that to be different is not wrong but it’s as normal as being like anyone else.
It took me years to understand that I am an introvert.
You see I don’t really like labels and I always think that people can be whatever they are as long as it doesn’t affect any other human or being. But I think that is very important for everyone to understand themselves and understand why they are different.
There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t like to go to parties, if you feel overwhelmed by big groups of people, if you feel drained of energy after a few hours of talking to others. It is actually very normal for an introvert to feel this way.
What I would really like for people to understand is that I am who I am and is nothing personal with anyone. Is not that I hate someone in particular, is that I prefer my bedroom with a book in my hands instead of a loud party with many loud people. Does that mean that there is something wrong with loud parties or loud people?! Absolutely not.
You can be as loud as you want if you let me be as quiet as I want!
It is hard to be an introvert in a world full of extroverts. But it is not impossible for us to be happy. We just have to understand and accept what we are. Understand and accept our limits. And stop feeling guilty for being who we are.
In this big world there is enough space for your loud parties and enough space for my quiet, book in my hands bedroom. It is just a matter of accepting me for who I am so I can accept you for who you are.
Thank for reading!