Diary of an Introvert with Cabin Fever: 5/12/2017


This is the time of joy for all introverts going to school or college. Why is this? Well, you can sleep as late as you like. Most of the time, you don’t have to go outside and socialize if you don’t want to. You’re not a slave to homework and papers and projects with impending deadlines. You do what you want and no one can tell you that your fun is wrong!

I love summer! For all of these reasons as well as others. My birthday is in the summertime. It’s warm outside so I don’t have to bundle up in heavy winter clothes that don’t actually keep me warm. I will do what I want without any regret!

Now, to be fair, I do have a summer class to take, but this class was my choice. I’m finally getting back into my healing art and I’m happy.

There’s only one downside to this summer: I’m still living with my mom. Don’t get me wrong. I love her to death. The problem is that she just doesn’t get my habits as an introvert, which is weird; she was originally an introvert who became an ambivert out of necessity. Yet, somehow, she doesn’t get how and why I can go for days without leaving the house, or even getting dressed. She criticizes me every single time.

I grow tired of her constant criticism of such things. This is how I heal and revive from a long, hard school year before responsibility hits me again.

Now, I understand that I won’t be able to do this forever. Unless I become self-employed right away, the only way I’ll be able to go for days without going outside or getting dressed is if I’m on my vacation time, which is limited. Nevertheless, this is still my body, my mind, and therefore, my choice. I will do what I must to preserve my physical, mental, and emotional health.

Maybe she would go crazy if she was in her pajamas all day, but that is heaven for me. So I will spend as many days in the house in my pajamas as I damn well please! If she’s got a problem with that, well then she’s just gonna have to find a way to deal with it. So there.

Summer is stretching out and relaxing from the harshness of the rest of the year.
Summer relaxation, here I come!





Edited by Viveca Shearin


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