Wow am I an introvert | A Weekend in a Dorm

Hello! As of march 1 (soon), I will have 100 days left as a senior in high school. That is unbelievable but it also seems so far away.

Anyways, I have a friend who is now in college. She goes to school in a neighboring state. This weekend, I went to go visit her. It was so much fun. It was a much needed break from life here. I love her and her friends. I want to make that clear before I start with my observations. These are just things I’ve noticed about myself and the world in general.

First off, people don’t magically change once they get to high school. I wasn’t intimidated or unable to relate to any of the freshmen I talked to.  College may force you to take on some more responsibilities, but it doesn’t automatically give you a new personality.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m an only child. I’ve been aware that this has impacted my personality pretty drastically. This weekend was a huge reminder of that. I really enjoyed the people I was around all weekend. It was super fun and refreshing to meet new people. By the end of the weekend, though, I was drained. I missed quiet and being able to blast NPR in the morning while I was getting ready. It was difficult for me to get school work done with other people around; I felt like I was going to miss out on something if I wasn’t giving attention to the conversations around me. Sometimes I worry that I spend too much time by myself. Part of that is just the fear of missing out that comes with being a teenager. This weekend made me realize that a little bit of time alone goes a long way, and that I don’t always need to be around people to not feel lonely.

So that was that. I’ll probably post some more on my experience in my friend’s dorm. Sleeping on the floor was actually really comfy, but my congested nose took away from that experience. Hope you’re hangin in there

Emily

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