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!