Reading Quiet and following the discussion about it have changed my perception of myself as an introvert from both personal and societal standpoints. The knowledge I have gained from it has helped me make the right big lifestyle decisions such as moving to a village in the countryside to produce my first album.

It has also taught me to become open about my needs for solitude and meaningful social interaction, which has changed every aspect of my life and made my path unfold before me more naturally. I can’t and do not want to change the fact that I’m an introvert, but I can choose which environments I take part in and who I surround myself with. Being comfortable with my choice to focus my social energy on a few close friends or people who make me feel connected on a deeper level and to spend my time in quiet environments allows me to use my time for what is most important to me—and not to the extrovert ideal.

Today, I’m more aware, secure, and proud of who I truly am and what I truly want.

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4 responses to “Meddie Blue”

  1. malik says:

    I really love your post Meddie. never stop being yourself.

  2. Rich Day says:

    Wonderful story, Meddie. And congrats on producing your first album! Wow! What kind of music, pray tell?

  3. Kenny Ramp says:

    I find your story inspiring. Why? After becoming further aware of your introversion and what it is, how it is a significant part of who you are, your self perception changed, it grew. Then you altered your living arrangements to the countryside to better fit who you are as an introverted artist, musician. Powerful move, I live in the country as well and it lends itself to more nature, much less humanity and a lot more creative flow! The thing that perhaps I admire the most is your change in how you focus your energies socially. That could possibly ruffle the feathers of some who might expect you to be more social and giving of your time and attendance. That’s not an easy thing to do…
    I am open to various “truths” or insights from a wide range of sources. That said, I remember that Bruce Lee spoke of our time, our personal time as being the most important commodity we can have and not only to use it wisely while being true to ourselves but to not allow others to “steal” our time. We must “protect” our time.There is obviously a context to that of course but still, alone, regular and focused flowing time can be so very vital for many introverts and especially those that are creative, musical, writers, etc. Solitude…it’s where the “idea fairy” visits and if we are lucky we can tune into inspiration and bring forth something that is us and also beyond us all at once. I am certain you know what I mean by that. Makes your feet barely touch the ground!! And things like albums come forth…born of solitude, alive with expression and often deeply personal expressions. Welcome home to YOU and the words and music of Meddie Blue! Kenny/QuietRev2

  4. Kenny Ramp says:

    I find your story inspiring. Why? After becoming further aware of your introversion and what it is, how it is a significant part of who you are, your self perception changed, it grew. Then you altered your living arrangements to the countryside to better fit who you are as an introverted artist, musician. Powerful move, I live in the country as well and it lends itself to more nature, much less humanity and a lot more creative flow! The thing that perhaps I admire the most is your change in how you focus your energies socially. That could possibly ruffle the feathers of some who might expect you to be more social and giving of your time and attendance. That’s not an easy thing to do…
    I am open to various “truths” or insights from a wide range of sources. That said, I remember that Bruce Lee spoke of our time, our personal time as being the most important commodity we can have and not only to use it wisely while being true to ourselves but to not allow others to “steal” our time. We must “protect” our time.There is obviously a context to that of course but still, alone, regular and focused flowing time can be so very vital for many introverts and especially those that are creative, musical, writers, etc. Solitude…it’s where the “idea fairy” visits and if we are lucky we can tune into inspiration and bring forth something that is us and also beyond us all at once. I am certain you know what I mean by that. Makes your feet barely touch the ground!! And things like albums come forth…born of solitude, alive with expression and often deeply personal expressions. Welcome home to YOU and the words and music of Meddie Blue! Kenny/QuietRev2

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