This is my time. I do most things this time of night. Housework, homework, special projects and I even watch my prime time television this time of night. I’m usually out like a light around 8 p.m. But 12-4 a.m. Is my alone time. Time to be by myself with no traffic running interference with my mind. But tonight is different wonderers. After a week of being by myself I realize I don’t really want to be alone. That is surprising to me because I have felt alone all of my life. Except for my immediate family, I really don’t interact socially outside of normal circumstances. I’m not saying I don’t socialize. I do within circles. Work people I socialize at work. Just to hang out with people has never been my thing. I’m always amazed when I leave a group of people and realize the impact I’ve made in that circle because I always feel like I’m outside of it all. I admire extroverted people but I’m not one of them. I’ve never felt the need to be with people for me but for them. If I can help someone that’s what I live for. But tonight, I feel alone.
When I get out of this room, I am seriously going to try to make a friend. I am going to open myself up to socializing more and allowing people to get to know me. I know I keep people in a box but I think it is time to broaden my personality and let down some walls. I am classified as the personality type of ISFJ – introverted sensing feeling judging, if you care to know a little about how I flow. You can check out your personality type at
So that’s me in the nutshell, wonderers. I’m naming 2014 as the year of reinventing or maybe I should say reinvesting myself. That’s fitting I think. 2013 was my resurrection year. I have physically and mentally been put back together and I think it is time to get back out there and do my thing.
My garage is empty. I missed all the end of the year dumpster diving and treasure hunting but my portrait class starts next week and I’m coming up on a year of blogging. So much to look forward too. I think it’s time for a creative giveaway. I will be working hard to come up with something worth sharing,
Until then, thanks for perusing and listening wonders and as always, keep wondering
lol I knew I liked you – I also am an ISFJ. 🙂 Have fun making a friend!
I have the same person I truly call my friend since 9th grade that transcends all my circles. I am blessed she approached me and made me her friend. Salpal you are a my blog friend and I am grateful for your acquaintance. Have a great day.
::tears:: is that person – me??? luv ya girl. and to think, after I talked your ear off, you still considered listening to me the next day and for the past…..hmmmm – OMGosh 38 years! Geez……
That’s right bully! Your my onlyest friend. :-). Love you too!
I hear you. I had a friend since 1st grade, she was outgoing to the max, and did all the work of keeping us in touch after school. She died 4 years ago, and I miss her every day. I am glad yo ustill have your friend.
I am a compartment person too. Work friends don’t really cross over to social. Since I retired a year & 1/2 ago, I realized,that my “social” circle is nearly non-existent,. I had to stretch to ‘make friends’ at quilt guild and at church. Often for days at a time, the only person I see is my husband. I enjoy getting out and meeting people, but don’t want to deal with their “junk”. Selfish I suppose. So, I will keep my circles small; with church and quilt guild; and see where it takes me. I have encountered several people thru my blog that I think of as friends, even though we have not met face to face. It is a big world, but very small when you think of our circles crossing over each other’s. Praying you are healing. Hoping your art class enriches your circles.
Thank you. I am healing well. You summed it up exactly right about socializing without the “junk”. I’ve never been th
Type of person that needs a lot of people around to be fulfilled. However I think I need to open a little. Blogging is a great choice for social activity. I have met some great people that I look to see. In fact Kerrie and I were asking after you yesterday. And I really enjoy my art guild and classmates. I can’t wait to get back to class.