Antisocial?! Me?!

It’s true. I avoid social interaction whenever possible. Give me a quiet room, a good book, and a bag of goldfish and I’m good. But stick me in a room full of kids my own age and I hide in my little shell. Lately I’ve tried being open and talkative. I HATE it. I never know what to say to most topics, like school/sports/Hollywood, so I’m left out, trying to fit in when I have no clue. (And I’m happy by myself.) But my family and selective friends seem to think somethings wrong and try to get me to talk to people, people I don’t like to talk to. And when they succeed it feels forced and I soon retreat, only to get pulled back into the thick of it. My blog is different. Here, it’s ME. If I don’t understand something , I can just find something I do know about and I don’t have to worry about people not liking me or disagreeing with what I say.

So, if you’ve read this far, thank you for listening to my ramblings ;).

Published by AlexCharming

Alex is the oldest daughter of 8, soon to be 9, kids. They are all homeschooled. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and working outside. Alex is currently working on her first book.

16 thoughts on “Antisocial?! Me?!

  1. Well said. This is your platform and you can do as you please with it. I don’t think you should let anyone force you to be open. Also, being interactive sometimes pays off…oy gives you better insights about life and people. Just free your mind and let people in, you would be amazed at how much you missed in the lives of people and what goes on around them..things which you can learn from and be inspired.

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  2. When I was in my 20s, I loved socializing. Now, I mainly just attend kid-friendly events … I guess my priorities changed after becoming a mom. The drama is no longer interesting, lol.
    Blogging is a great release! Keep doing what makes you happy!

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  3. I enjoyed poking around in your blog!! πŸ™‚

    On topic to this post…..I was in a lot of fights at school…..I felt like a freak….my mom always told me to pretend I was wearing a virtual reality helmet. You should try that. It still works and I’m 36!! Or…..pretend you are a ninja….just secretly of course! Or like another blogger posted….what if reality is the dream while we sleep? And this reality is actually just a dream?

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  4. Hi Alex. I imagine life is a dream. So whether you interact or not, it’s up to you. I have been at both extremes. I have had years of not going out at all, and years of being out every night, partying and socializing. Take your time and decide who you want to be each day. PS I am in my sixties but I feel I can relate to you a little because I have a child in his early teens. Take care.

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  5. I find this interesting because I have a harder time putting myself out there on the internet because of fear of judgment than I do when I am face-to-face with someone. Blog on! We all need an outlet of expression and communications

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  6. I agree…there is nothing wrong with being repelled by small talk and forced conversations…it isn’t anti-social, it’s just that you are an introvert….some of the most successful and creative people are introverts…you are misunderstood by people who don’t get that you can be happy in your solitude, and it doesn’t mean that you are a wounded and lost soul who simply needs to “put himself out there”. I’m really glad you’e found a context for being yourself without fear of judgement and the expectation that you interact in a way that makes others feel comfortable…who you are is wonderful πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  7. In perspective – I have to be honest with myself and ask this question – Am i feeling “Lonely” or am i Alone?

    Loneliness is Anti Social because it springs from and is related to being social and becoming social.
    Aloneness has no part called social associated with it.

    At the end of the day, I am always ALONE.
    My mind may hide behind the social constructs of social and anti social but every mind is always alone. And when I am really Alone, I neither deny others perspectives nor make them mine but I simply “examine” my perception of myself that formed myself πŸ™‚

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  8. That’s the great thing about blogging. We can hide behind our monitors and be ourselves. I find it’s a lot easier to make friends online than in person. But you should just accept yourself the way you are in real life…and your friends and family should too. They just worry ‘cuz they care. Don’t be upset with them for it. Just try again to calmly explain to them that you are happy just the way you are.

    P.S. There are a lot of introverts online. You’re not the only one. I’m the same way, and I’m 50 years old! I started getting like this in my late thirties. But there’s nothing wrong with being alone and enjoying solitude.

    Carry on Alex! πŸ™‚

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