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The horror of getting an introvert out of the house

October 2, 2017

A few weeks ago my friends got me out of the house…..this is scary for an introvert like me. I like my couch…no let me rephrase that…I love my couch. I don’t know if I have always been like this or if it’s a sudden thing. I am an only child and I am use to being by myself. I hate talking on the phone and I don’t like going to crowded places. When my friends ask me to go somewhere I normally come up with an excuse because telling them I don’t want to go doesn’t work anymore. I tell them I don’t want to be bothered and they think I am kidding…I’m not. So back to going out….I got out of the house last week and attended a charity event for St. Jude hospital at the Kendra Scott store in Alpharetta, GA. It was hosted by my blog buddy Trina who does a fab job of raising awareness for research for the hospital.

Since I was the designated driver we hopped in the new 2017 Mazda CX-5. It was red and I was feeling myself a bit to much that night….something about a red car. Anywhoo, we had to travel from my part of town to Alpharetta, GA which is about an hour drive from me. With the hurricane traffic and the reg Atlanta traffic it was more like 2 hours but whose counting *side eye*. Along the way we had girl talk…..you know the kind where you laugh and talk shat but you also uplift and motivate…it was one of those nights!

When I first entered the Jewelry store I saw so many pretty pieces then I looked at the price. I am not one to spend a lot on jewelry but I invest in some good pieces that go with a lot of stuff every now and then. I ended up buying rose gold earrings. Stay tuned to my instagram to see me wear them. It’s too pretty to sit on my couch with lol. The event was great and I am so glad that I was able to support a good cause.

So there are some myths about me that I want to clear up which in turn can help you understand your introverted friends a bit better

Myth 1

I don’t like to talk – I like talking but only about subjects that interest me. If all you are talking about is fashion, home decor, or DIY then I won’t have anything to say. Talk about a good book or cooking…I will talk for days. I like to talk about what interests me and I hate small talk. Don’t call me to ask me how my day was and just sit on the phone. You can text me for that. Call me and ask a question that pertains to something I am interested in and I will talk your head off

Myth 2

I don’t like people – This is partly true. I like people but I don’t like folks in my business. I can count on one hand my friends and people who are in my business. I don’t like a lot of people so I tend to stick to talking with the few people I know. You can’t trust everyone….I am very careful who I let into my world.

Myth 3

I hate going out in the public eye – Again partly true….it’s not that I hate going out in the public I just hate staying for a long time. I like to go somewhere, look around the room, say hi or make sure the person who invited me sees me, stand in a corner and stare and then leave. That shouldn’t take an hour….I like to stay for 30 min. If it’s more than an hour I get antsy and I feel the need to recharge. I can’t go somewhere and stay for hours and hours it’s way to much for me. I don’t need to be at the event for a long time for me to get the gist of the event. I came, I saw, I bought, I chit chatted, and then I’m out. 30 min tops

Myth 4

I don’t know how to have fun – I like to have fun but not in a crowded space. Don’t ask me to go bowling on a Friday night or a Saturday night because it’s way to crowded in most places and I can’t hear myself think. I get overwhelmed in crowds. I love to go out I just don’t like large crowds. If it’s to much noise or it’s to crowded I shut down. I need a small environment to have fun and when I have that I can let loose

All in all I had a blast that night because it wasn’t crowded and I didn’t feel the need to escape. We went out to eat at a neat sushi place nearby and it wasn’t crowded at all. I felt at peace. If I needed to escape though I had the Mazda CX-5 to jump in. I loved this car. I had a blast showing it off and it was the perfect car for an evening out with the girls.

As an introvert I am thankful to get out with my girls and have some fun laughing. I was able to recharge on my couch later on that night! Are you an introvert? When was the last time you went out with your girls?

To support St. Judes Hospital please go here! Any amount will help

I was provided the Mazda CX 5 in exchange with a review. Nothing monetary was given. All opinions are my own! 

 

 

 

 

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    robin rue
    October 2, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Oh yeah, I totally get it. I like to keep to my self and really don’t enjoy peopling sometimes, but I know it has to be done.

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    Alli Smith
    October 2, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I enjoy being at home but I also like to go out. I do not like shopping on Saturdays and my daughters know better than to ask me to go shopping on Saturday morning – way too crowded.

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    October 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I don’t mind going out in public much if it’s something interesting, but I don’t really have many people to go out with. I’ve never seen earrings sold in singles in our area.

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    Amber Myers
    October 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    This is such a lovely vehicle. And I’m a total introvert. I prefer to be at home. I really don’t like conversing with people, but I’ll do it if I must. I do go out for charity events since they’re for a good cause!

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    candy
    October 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I am totally content being at home and being by myself. At the sometime I enjoy going out with family and friends and enjoying what life has to offer.

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    Natalie
    October 2, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I can relate on the introversion on so many levels haha. I am glad you got to enjoy your night out. I love the look of that Mazda car.

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    Bren Lee | Designs by Virtual Bren
    October 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Oh girl! You look like you and the other girlies were having a blast! Keep it up girl. Smiles look great on you! 😉

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    Jeanette
    October 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I am not an introverted person but I am quiet when you first meet me. I have a friend that is very introverted and she does like to go out as long as it is not crowded. I work at home so sometimes I just want to get out. Looks like you and your friends were having a great time.

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    Sarah Bailey
    October 2, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I resonate so much with this post, I am definitely an introverted person and I do love having fun but on my own terms and somewhere which definitely isn’t crowded.

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    Kisha
    October 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    People often don’t understand introverts and mistake them for being anti-social. One of my besties is an introvert and she makes for a great travel partner! Great read!

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    Anosa
    October 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Awww bless you and even though you normally don’t like going to crowded places it seems you had a lovely time. Love the car

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    October 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I think I am an ambivert, so while I like to be around people, I can relate to introverts a lot too! There are a lot of myths about introversion.

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    Claudia Krusch
    October 2, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    This looks like a great car for a road trip. I need to go pick out a few new pieces of jewelry for this winter.

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    dawn
    October 3, 2017 at 12:01 am

    i can completely relate! i’m a couch-loving introvert too. it’s just so much easier and comfortble to hang out at home haha.

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    Mimi Green
    October 3, 2017 at 12:51 am

    This a really cute event, I am an Ambassador for St. Jude so I always love to support them whenever I can. This is a really nice girls night out.

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    Sapphire Kharyzma
    October 3, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I totally relate to this post! It’s funny though because I can identify with INFJ or ENFJ according to my Myers Briggs. I loved the pics 🙂

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    Liz Mays
    October 3, 2017 at 4:07 am

    It’s great that you were able to get out and have some fun. I love when I’m able to find a few regular hangout spots that I feel comfortable at!

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    Dogvills
    October 3, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I am an introvert because I hate dressing up! I am dying to go to high school reunions but when I see how pretty my former high school classmates are, how classy they look, I just shy away and make up an excuse not to go. I am glad though that you had some time out with your friends.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    October 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I can understand your position. Sometimes I don’t feel like going out at all. Other times, I like to go meet friends at a restaurant. It all depends on my mood.

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    Tiffany H.
    October 3, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    For the most part I am in extrovert but it depends on the situation. I don’t mind crowds, although lately I have been more scared because killers seem to have been attacking large crowds. If I’m going out with people I don’t really know, I’m most comfortable with 5 or less people. I enjoy going out but the effort it takes to get dress almost makes me say No. LOL. If I am doing a speaking engagement, I don’t mind a large crowd. I’m good with small talk and I prefer to talk on the phone, sometimes its just to much to text a whole conversation.

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    Bernetta
    October 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Kita, you are something else!! I love the pics in the post. It made me wish I was there.
    Thanks for clarifying all of those myths too! Hmph!!!

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    Terri Beavers
    October 3, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I think there is a part of me that is an introvert. I’d rather be home than anywhere else most of the time. But I go regardless and always have fun. It looks like you all had a great night out.

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    Carissa
    October 3, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    I believe I am half and half. I like getting out but I like staying in too! So it just depends on the day, but sometimes I back out because of the fear of the unknown! But once I am out I love that I had a chance to get out of the house!

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    Jeuelle
    October 4, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Fellow introvert here!! I agree with everything in this post! You put into words, quite clearly, the essence of being an introverted soul.

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    Keisha
    October 4, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Yup I relate cause I’m the same lol…people think I’m shy and I’m totally not. I’m just like if I don’t have anything to say I’m not going to make up random things to talk about. Plus I observe people and rarely do they realize how much is learned by just watching lol. That’s a nice car! I’m glad you had a nice time.

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    Evs
    October 4, 2017 at 1:52 am

    I am definitely an introvert. You described me when you described you! I haven’t been out with the girls in ages. I go out with em one at a time… no crowds. Lol!

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    Nikka Shae
    October 4, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I’m glad you had fun and I love shopping at Kendra Scott.

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    Kiwi
    October 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Momma bloggers of Atlanta hang out! Awesome that Trina hosted this event and I drove that Mazda its a great ride right. Glad you got out the house and got in front of the camera too!

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    RaNesha
    October 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I’m planning to visit Kendra Scott soon to shop for items to wear on my wedding day1 I have a 10% off coupon so I have to swing by and see what I find,

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    Stacie
    October 5, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Ha! I live I a house full of introverts, imagine that horror! Love the car and it looks like you ladies really did have a fun time.

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    Ola
    October 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    My husband is an introvert too. But he is the most loving, selfless person I know. I also am somewhat of an introvert. Sometimes I “go missing”, LOL! But what gets me back on track is to try to think of how I may be making others feel.

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