If you saw me walking down the sidewalk, you wouldn’t look twice.
If you saw me at Target, you wouldn’t notice me. (You might notice my kids because they are eating unpaid for goldfish crackers).
But me? No. I probably wouldn’t even make eye contact with you.
I’m just an average mom. I blend in the crowd.
And I like it that way.
Because I am an introvert.
You won’t see me guffaw or cackle in a crowd.
I will probably never own a bullhorn.
Many readers assume I’m the life of the party.
I have to talk myself into attending the party.
Sometimes hours pass in a day and I talk to no one, unless email counts.
I am physically drained by crowds, although I have rare moments when I crave them.
And I re-energize when I’m alone.
I think that’s why being THAT family is not always a barrel of fun for me.
And it may also be why I love writing about it so much.
Now, I’m not shy. I do love one-on-one and small groups.
And I have a handful of true blue friends that see the blog and the mom as one in the same.
But in this virtual world, where we meet everyday, I am free. Even outrageous!
I can be extroverted me. The part few people see.
One day I might get up the nerve to attend a blogging conference, but you probably won’t even know I’m there.
And if you ever run into me at Target, help me clean up the 142 goldfish crackers my toddler spilt, k? Because I am probably very embarrassed.
What about you? Are you one in the same on your blog and in real life? Or do you feel uninhibited in the virtual world?
Tell me in the comments (a) total introvert in blogworld and in real life. Right now, you’re saying stop looking at me (b) Real life introvert, but loosey goosey on your blog (c) bullhorn carrier in both worlds (d)lurker in blogworld, known for loud guffawing in real life
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.