Today I had to parallel park to get to a client’s home. Parallel parking. I do not like doing it and will avoid it at all costs. Today I had no other option so I snuggled up close to the car beside me and pulled in, only having to straighten my car once. It was a tight fit and though I pulled in with only little effort I was scared about when I would have to pull out again. It is a busy road with vehicles, a bike lane and passengers everywhere. There was a few minutes before I could go to my next client, a person that flips out if you are 2 minutes early or two minutes late. You have to go right on time. In that two minutes the person behind my car got in and pulled away. I was so excited because I was able to back up and be the last car in the lineup and nobody was allowed to park behind me. This is the sort of stupid shit that makes me happy.
And it was a very nice day here and considering I didn’t have a great sleep last night it was an OK work day as well. Now I am home in front of the fireplace and the heat is making me sleepy. It would be so nice if it was acceptable to sleep 12 hours and be awake for 12 hours. My very extroverted neighbour often drops over and can’t understand why I nap. She is one of these people that get up at 5:00 in the morning. And that brings me to another subject…
My neighbour, the extroverted one, calls me a hermit and says I need to get out more. She implies that I should not take naps. This is the woman that goes out in her car and comes back again at least 5 times a day**. She has lots of friends and loves to not be at home. Here is the thing. I can accept her and her extroverted ways even though it baffles me that she can’t stay home for more than an a couple of hours in a row. I understand that she loves to go on holiday after holiday. She loves being with people and needs to be out doing things. So why can’t she and so many other extroverts understand my need to be at home and have solitude? She thinks my way of living “isn’t healthy”. Why do so many extroverts think their way is the only way yet most introverts accept extroverts for who they are? It pisses me off. Reader, to you consider yourself introverted or extroverted? Do you need to be with others to recharge or do you need to be alone to recharge? And if you are extroverted do you accept introverts or do you try to get them to be more like you? And if you are an introvert do you get harassed by extroverts calling you a hermit and telling you the way you live is not healthy? Because frankly, I have had a lifetime of people telling me that I am too quiet and that I need to get out more and that I am lazy. I am tired of people telling me that I am too sensitive and that I am too serious. My guess is that many of you are introverts. Introverts thrive as bloggers because we can get social interaction without actually having to be around people.
**In the time it took me to write this post she came home and went out again.