This week has flown by. I’m still trying to catch up with all of the great comments you’re left. Thanks for the suggestions about an Introvert-at-Work blog.
This week’s cartoon was a great hit, too. I wish we could get someone to manufacture such a device. I think we’d need a wrist version, too, so that we can keep track of ourselves without having to look in a mirror all the time. I don’t know about you, but I’m not always that great at keeping track of my own energy levels.
We are having our first Club Introvert Social Event. It’s still going on, and I know a lot of you are going back and forth on whether you want to attend or not. If not, maybe we’ll catch you next time. No pressure.
Tomorrow is myth-busting day, so remember to tune in for that.
I don’t have anything new from my introvert life for this week, so let me climb down from that soapbox and up onto another one. I would like bid a none too fond farewell to the Barbie doll. Someone has finally decided to create a doll that is designed from the average measurements of a healthy, active 19 year old American teenager. Nickolay Lamm has been working with body images and created a doll that doesn’t walk on its toes and resemble air-brushed perfection. He then found a manufacturer and created a pre-order campaign on March 5th to raise funds for the first round of dolls. After only eight days he is a whopping 445% funded. That’s right, he’s taken in more than quadruple the money he hoped to raise.
And if any of you don’t believe that the images we see influence how we feel about ourselves, then take a moment to watch Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches.
OK, I’m done with that rant. Thanks for letting me share.
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. I’ll talk to you tomorrow when we bust open another introvert myth.
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. Look for my ongoing series debunking the introvert myths (Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Wednesday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime. Come and share with like-minded introverts. I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.