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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Being anti-social!

Ok my introvertism ( not sure if that is really a word)  is starting to kick in and I am feeling very anti - social, I don't mean to be but it is just better for me right now. As an introvert I crave time for myself and for every hour spent with people I need several hours to myself, just to recuperate, being with lots of people all the time tires me out to the max, doesn't mean I don't enjoy being with them, I actually do very much so, but it takes a  lot out of me. I love my job at the DSC and I love my position as a volunteer there, I love telling people about the donkeys and about the DSC and it's work, but I also need my alone time there, where I can just be among the donkeys and just chill, talk to them, and just be. Having 200 plus people to talk to during the last few open days is a lot for me and totally out of my own little safety zone, but I do it, because it means a lot to me and I do enjoy it nevertheless it drains me. As much as I wanted today and attend a potluck get together with my stitching sisters, I just didn't have the energy  1. to go, 2. to think of something to bring, 3. to sit there and even just listen....I know I have missed a great evening among great friends, but I just didn't have it in me tonight. Just too many things to occupy my mind and too many things happening today to go over and reflect on the day. But that's just me and how I function or not function, whatever which way you want to look at it. Just ME I guess!
The day at the farm was just crazy again, busy busy busy and nonstop action all day long. Never really got to mingle with the donkeys today. The closest I came to donkeys was watching the big guys Indiana, Gordon, Solo and Jacques in the Garden Paddock trying to get out, poor Juno stayed clear of the boys all day. Didn't even get to spent some time with her today. The only donkey I really spent some time with was bad girl Juliet, as she was standing all by her lonesome by the fence by the parking lot, she definitely enjoyed getting her ears scratched and she was well behaved. Juliet is such a pretty donkey girl, very moody so, you never know how she is from one minute to the next, so far she has been always good with me, but I have seen what she can do, so I am always very leery of her, because I don't think I would know how to handle her if she turned on me like she has on others at times. Can be pretty scary!

7 comments:

Sharon said...
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polly's path said...

I think there is nothing wrong with needing some alone time if you have had to listen to 200 people chattering about.

Louise said...

Some of us are just more social than others. Not a thing wrong with that.

Canyon Girl said...

Tina, as you know I spend sooo much time alone here and I just love it. I feel I spent my life in the hustle and bustle of a large city or two, working with lots of people, and so on, that I deserve this contemplative (is that the wrod?) time alone now. Nothing wrong with it and particularly nothing wrong with preferring to spend time with DONKEYS.--Inger

Tina said...

I don't see nothing wrong with spending time with myself, I like my own company, I am never bored by myself I find always something to do with myself, sometimes my friends and family don't understand my need for that...but that's how I function best and what is best for me. :)

Cat said...

I, too, am an introvert, and understand completely your need to be alone to 'recharge the batteries'. It's normal. Some people find being with others the way to recharge, some by being active, some by zoning out. As long as it doesn't make you feel bad or guilty (or OTHERS make you feel that way, growl, snarl) you need to take time out for yourself! It makes you better able to deal with others. Husband, bless him, understands this about me, and I tell him, I am going to take a walk, or go into the craft room BY MYSELF, and he knows to just let me be for a bit, then I can come out, and be great company again. It's just how I click, I guess. It works for some, now Husband, he seems to get much more out of being with others for a gabfest. So, if it works, go with it!

Cat

Tracey said...

I mostly prefer my own company! I've got 2 friends coming over this afternoon.....they only come once a year....but I have been thinking of ways to get out of it! xxxxxxxxxx