I’ve been struggling for most of my life with being an introvert. I didn’t feel accepted for not being the type of person who stands out in a crowd. But I see my strengths. I’m a good listener—people are always surprised to see how many things I can remember. I can easily read for hours and really feel the story. I also express myself through dance—not that I show this to people, but I love to create my own dance moves (sometimes I think of new moves just by watching other people).

I’m becoming more accepting of myself as an introvert though it’s still a process with many ups and downs. What helps me is that I recently found several introvert groups on Facebook. The fact that I can recognize that other people are dealing with it or how they are helps me to know that I’m not the only one dealing with this.
I am still learning to find the quiet and the time I need for myself because I don’t think I’ve finished that process yet.