Kids these days have some sort of idea that it is cool to be an introvert, they wear the title like some sort of badge of pride. Some young people claim to be introverted because they stay indoors all day and spend a lot of time on the internet watching youtube (yes, I was a middle schooler at one point and those reasons are unavoidable in that age group).
A key difference between introverts and extraverts is the way the two groups recharge their battery. A large party or having to participate in small talk would drain and introvert's energy while it would help energize an extravert. I would not be surprised if a large percentage of webcomic creators and or readers identify as an introvert.
So last week, I was having “A Week”. That means it was not extraordinarily good, and it was not horribly bad, it was a week. I did notice that when I would go to bed at night, I would never wake up feeling fully refreshed, and I was just going through the motions from one day to the next on mental autopilot until it was Saturday.
I went to work and the Bad Luck from Friday the 13th must have trickled into the weekend because technology was acting up at work. By mid-afternoon I quickly thought to myself, “Today is a sushi and gelato day.”
It has been forever since I have gone on a date with myself. For me, going on a date with myself is a win-win scenario–I get to pick the restaurant and I never have to fight over who pays the bill. In fact, at the end of the night after I had my fill of sushi and gelato, I realized that being an introvert (to me) means being a single thirty-something and spending Saturday night alone while being fully content. I woke up Sunday feeling amazing and more refreshed than I have been in a long while. My energy levels felt fully recharged after spending one night alone.
I need to go on more sushi and gelato dates with myself in the future.
kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 16, 2017
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