World Introvert Day: Where do I belong in this world?

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Hanging around in Blackwater, Missouri. This is a good hiding place for an introvert, by the way. 😉

Greetings, earthlings!

It is January 2nd, which just happens to be World Introvert Day. I was surprised to see that this special day has existed since 2011. Of course, its existence has been kept hush-hush. I mean, it IS all about introversion after all.

The second day of January is an ideal day to celebrate introversion awareness. I’m all for diving into Christmas and other holidays, but once they’re over, my malaise of post-celebratory blues is quickly dispelled by the whoosh of exhalation. Wait, have I not been breathing deeply enough the entire month of December? Wow.

Do you like those often meaningless online quizzes? I must admit, I’m a bit addicted to BuzzFeed quiz results revealing what my purpose is in life  and other profound prognostications.

Recently, I took a few quizzes about where I should live. As someone who does not live and breathe basketball, hunting, and corn hole tournaments, I have felt rather out of place in Indiana my entire life. The fact is, live-and-let-live introverts are not the norm in the American Midwest. I must add that I have met some delightful human beings in the Hoosier state, and I love the beautiful fall foliage and rolling hills of Southern Indiana, but sometimes I feel like a watermelon growing in a cherry tree–out of place and about to snap a branch to break free.

Some of the  quiz results about my ideal living location included Honolulu, Seattle, Amsterdam, and the country of Nepal. That’s a random list to say the least. I don’t think I’ll ever perfectly fit into society anywhere, but that is what makes traveling so wonderful. Being a stranger in a strange land is so liberating. I love it!

Have you discovered a place that immediately has felt like home to you? I’d love to hear your story in the comments!

Happy Trails!

Petiteloulou

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16 thoughts on “World Introvert Day: Where do I belong in this world?

  1. I must admit the day I arrived in Australia, I was a merchant navy officer at the time, I felt at home, but I didn’t emigrate for another 15 years – I was (am ??) a great at Procrastinator . . . :-o)

    As for on-line quizzes I keep saving them up for the 6th Sept, which is Procrastination Day, and even then I don’t manage to get through them . . . being an introvert doesn’t help either . . .

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    1. That’s neat! I wish I could’ve spent more time in the UK this past spring. I hope to return in the not too distant future. My grandparents lived in Warrington for three years when they served in the U.S. Air Force. Liverpudlian is fun to say. 🙂

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  2. World Introvert Day, you say? Interesting. There could be a party or parade but that seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it. New England has always been and felt like home. I love the Colorado Spring area but realized it is similar to New England, just a bit mellower and further from the ocean. FYI…I had to Google “corn hole tournament”…We are still playing horseshoes here, which the main disadvantages seem to be they hurt more than a bean bag if one hits you and you can’t decorate the target with your favorite sport team. Happy New Year!

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  3. The rainforests of Tasmania, at the bottom of Australia, are pretty comfortable, especially if you’re an introvert. Also the Whitsundays coastline in Queensland, if you need lots of sunshine to keep your brain functioning.

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