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Soooo…I Guess I’m an Introvert

I’m not interested in the politics involved with COVID-19. I have no agenda either way. I have friends who have been negatively impacted by this pandemic. So, I’m in no way saying that I’m pleased this has happened…I’m simply acknowledging the effect that current changes have had on my life. I’m finding solitude to be a blessing. I’m enjoying the slower pace of everything. It’s been nice to take a step back from the grind of everyday life and find myself again.

Thankfully technology has made all things possible throughout all of this. I’ve performed my job from home without issue. Last week I attended a two-day virtual conference. I’ve continued my college coursework online. I’ve socialized with friends via a variety of social media platforms. So, I don’t at all feel removed from the world. Really, I feel more in control of my place within the world.

Much of the static that previously consumed large portions of my day (commuting, traffic, meetings, waiting, paperwork, general stress, etc.) have all been condensed or eliminated. Having fewer commitments has equated to more me time. Over the past few months, I’ve come to really appreciate the simplicities of life...and it’s been amazing!

Pretty soon, everything will be back to normal. We need to move forward and continue to progress. We can’t stay stagnant. I know this and I very much want for our world to be healthy and prosperous. When I head back to work, to be physically present, I’ll arrive refreshed and ready to take on my responsibilities. However, I hope I can continue to cultivate a little of the internal peace I’ve experienced for the past few months.

This horrible pandemic has given me an opportunity to reset and reevaluate. I will truck on as I did before, but I will definitely be more cognizant of how precious time is. Through this experience I’ve come to realize that I’m a bit of an introvert…and I’m perfectly okay with that.

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