Hello, who are you?

I guess this is the part where I start with the introspection. I woke up this morning with these thoughts:

I would rather be up at 5 a.m. than at midnight.

I hate parties unless I know everyone there or I am the one throwing the party. I am shy. I hate chit chat and small talk. I like to have a one-on-one conversation with someone about real things the first time I meet them. I know this sometimes makes people uncomfortable. On the other hand, I have noticed that many people feel comfortable telling me all sorts of things about themselves upon first meeting.

I love to go dancing and hear live music. This is the exception to the up at 5 a.m. but not at midnight rule.

I love to go hiking.

I need alone time.

I love to read.

I hate yoga, but I also kind of love it, too. I know I need to do yoga because it is the only thing that I have found that makes my body feel better. I suspect the same is true of my mind and meditation.

Alcohol is not needed for any of these things. All of these things are better sober.

6 thoughts on “Hello, who are you?

  1. I’ve always had that problem with small talk too! Drives people crazy to get into meaningful/personal conversations…and will forever, as my experience has shown over the years (I’m 60).

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  2. You and I seem to be hitting similar feelings and emotions around the same time. Prob because we both stopped the booze at the same time! I’m having to relearn stuff about myself. I thought I was a confident person socially, the bigger the group the better. That is just not the case. I’m happiest with small groups and bloody hate that ‘cocktail’ chit chat. It bores me! Weird how at 47 I didn’t realise things about myself and imagined myself as a very different person. The nice thing is, I prefer this Claire to the other one!! 😁
    I love reading your posts. You keep me going MNL!
    Claire xx

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