A personal motto of mine, and one that is quite apparent as I climb, ski, and live life is “No excuses.” This past weekend, I realized that I was being hypocritical. I realized that I was using my introversion as an excuse to not go to large social gatherings, not hang out with friends sometimes, not do this and that. I realized that I was using the argument of “this is just who I am” as an excuse for avoiding certain things.
These kinds of realizations do not feel good. But shitty as it feels, I believe that one outcome of this is that I try and take ownership of my introversion, be in control of it, and turn it on/off when need be. It might be the only way I can fully maximize Wendy and, hopefully, the people around me.