I’m an introvert in every sense of the word. My energy comes from the revival of long stretches of time spent alone. I can go weeks without contact with another human — besides my husband or one of my children.
I’ve learned in recent years, however, this is not always the healthiest way to live.
We were made for community. Our lives are supplemented with beautiful, blossoming friendships. For so long, I viewed friends as a distraction, a time and energy consumer. It’s a sad and lonely way to live.
Not only did my desire to protect my large quantities of alone-time keep other people at bay, but the walls I built over the years also kept people at a safe distance. These walls erected over time from pain, rejection, trust issues, and all of the other circumstances life throws at us.
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