18 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Shy And Introverted
|This is so me!|
Living abroad for so many years means that my friend-pool is often dwindling! There was a time, a couple of years ago, that I barely kept in contact with anyone back at home. I met friends while living abroad, but I really craved the deeper relationships that I had experienced before. I prayed and prayed, asking God to bring friends into my life. Friends that were purposeful and loving. It was a struggle for a while, but recently that all changed. I now maintain amazing connections with some of my oldest friends in South Arica, we chat frequently, and share all the little details of our lives. Even though it is all done through voice messages, I am indescribably thankful for these friendships. And then there are new friendships that are forming over her in China. These many not be friends I have known my whole life, but I can already tell that these women are going to be ones that will be in my life for a long time. They always have time to chat to me. They message me throughout the day, sending encouraging words, and laughing with me. If you read #2 again, you will notice that I am not a “group of friends” kind of person. This isn’t on purpose, but it has ALWAYS been true in my life. I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but it is 100% true! So even though I am very close to a number of friends now, it has taken me years to realise how true #2 is for me. When I have a true friend, I really invest my all into them. I give a lot of my time, and I appreciate when they reciprocate. Since I am currently doing that with a few ladies, Justin can attest to the fact that I am almost always on my phone right now. And that’s okay, because I prayed for these connections!
|This is REAL!!|
9. You retain an air of mysteriousness about you, completely unintentionally. (There’s no mystery. You just feel no need to update the social sphere on what’s going on in your life every two hours.)
|If I text, don’t call me back!!|