Hi. I’m Chris, and I’m an introvert.
Don’t go looking for any cute pictures of me because (a) I didn’t inherit any photogenic genes from my parents and (b) being in the limelight is exhausting so I’ve learned to keep a low profile. (I’m the one in the red shirt. My friend on the right is one of my favorite animals, an alpaca. Not a pet, I’m sorry to say, although Cee and I have dreamed about having an alpaca farm.)
I started this blog on October 26th, 2013, and didn’t know what to do with it. I tried to write interesting things and labored for hours over each post, but no one read them. It didn’t seem worth the huge amount of effort. For all of that, reaching out to people seemed important to me. Can you understand that?
Fast forward to January 26th. I didn’t want to write. I was at a crossroads. Either give up this silly endeavor or stick it out and keep trying, fruitlessly. I was in a funk and didn’t want to talk to anyone, so I wrote a landmark post, I’m Having An Introvert Day, and my world went spinning off into an unimaginably wonderful direction.
I decided that if I’m going to write about it, then I should do a little research first. (That is a common trait for introverts, I’ve found out.) I found out that Introvert = someone who needs quiet, alone, down time in order to recharge their energy. Wow! Eureka! The more I read, the more excited I became. All those things about me that I thought were strange, sometimes annoying quirks were being explained to me by strangers. Authors Susan Cain, Marti Laney and Beth Buelow were making sense of my world. Homecoming! I was on a new and passionate mission to learn and share what being an introvert truly means, both for my own comfort and peace, and to share with all of you, my introverted friends. Update: I came in as an INTJ on the Myers-Briggs test.
January 1, 2014 (my original About Me page):
There is a lot to say about me and why blogging is both an intrigue and a nemesis of mine. I love the idea of being able to talk with people all over the world, share values, ideas and philosophies. Tell funny stories, uplifting tales. Display beauty. Seek wisdom. The internet is a living breathing library, a growing record of human thought. But for all of that, when it comes time to put post something I never know what to say. I take it too seriously. I try to craft a message for the ages.
That, I am discovering, is a bunch of hooey. Life is all about having fun, so I’m going to do a “having fun” blog. As I find things that are interesting, unusual, uplifting or just plain good ideas, I’m going to pass them along to any one who wants to read them. I hope you enjoy it. Drop me a note if you do. I would love to hear from you.