Owning It

Christmas time is pretty hard on we introverts (or is it ‘us introverts’? I’m normally good at grammar  but this one always gets me). Anyhow…there are parties, gatherings, shopping in busy stores, too much chaos and much too much to do. 

The good part is that I’m learning to own my introversion. This means that I give myself permission to turn down events if I need my downtime. That I don’t have to say yes to everything. I can hibernate a little if I need to.

Owning my introversion. It’s my one and only New Year’s resolution.




About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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7 Responses to Owning It

  1. Sid says:

    That’s an excellent resolution. I’m the same way – having time alone is key for ensuring I feel happy and sane.

  2. Lynn says:

    Word – it took me a long time to understand that I just need alone time in order to recharge. and that’s okay.

    At Blissdom this year, one of the speakers was Susan Cain, who has a book out called Quiet about the value introverts can bring to the world. I hear it’s amazing – haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but I plan to!

    • Finola says:

      I just finished reading her book before Christmas and I really should have referenced it in my post. I kept meaning to write an actual in depth post about the book, but right now I’m just trying to survive winter and not let my blog die completely….so thanks for the comment love 🙂

  3. I believe it is “us introverts”. I am also a bit of an introvert and can relate needing to recharge after awhile. (At the moment though, it would be nice to get out and about, even if the weather isn’t super)

  4. Brie says:

    I am getting better at saying no to invitations/ expectations. It’s nice to feel like I don’t owe anyone.

  5. Shereen says:

    Great resolution Finola – I’ll keep it in mind and won’t take it personally when you need alone time 😉

    I can’t believe I’m commenting on this – but – I feel compelled to write about the “us” and “we” grammatical rule. I think it’s “us” when it’s the object in the sentence but “we” when it’s the subject. So “Christmas is hard on us introverts”, but “We introverts have a hard time with Christmas”???

    Talk soon,
    – S

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