Monday, September 28, 2015

Introverts Unite! (Seperately, and on your own schedule)

Colossians 3:14
Beyond all these things put on and wrap yourselves in [unselfish] love, which is the perfect bond of unity [for everything is bound together in agreement when each one seeks the best for others].

Things work better when you can do them in unity. Together. A team. A unit.

I hate groups.

When I was in school (junior high through college) I always wanted to do something on my own, instead of a group project.

Always.

It wasn't that I disliked my classmates. Most of them, especially from high school, I'm still friends with today. It wasn't that I wasn't good with people. Every group project I've done, I've reluctantly been voted the "leader" and we did very, very well. In college, I was the go-to person for PowerPoint presentations, and we'd rock it as a group.

But I hated it.

Not because I disliked people.

I just hated being in a group.

Which is weird. I'm in 20 something groups on Facebook. And we're all chatty Cathies (Cathys? Sp?) I've met exactly 4 of these people in the real world. Some, I knew from before Facebook existed. Some, I'm better friends with than anyone I know anywhere, and we've met exactly once in person. Some, I've never known, will probably never meet, and it's just a casual, "Hey!" online. But they're cool. Just like me.

I'm great with people as long as I don't have to get out of the house and get dressed.

Once I'm dressed and ready and on my game, though... There's no stopping me. I love to teach. And by teach, I mean the bigger the group the better. The more people the better. I'll don a portable microphone and talk. your. ear. off. for as long as you need me to.

Then I will promptly return home, crawl into my leggings/sweatpants/hoodie and go under a rock for days at a time. I love teaching. I love people.

But I really, really, really can't stand being in a group. I'm not sure why. Some of the groups I feel more pressure to post things than others. As a writer, I think there's a lot of pressure to "be original" and to think of things no one has ever thought of yet. Problem is, when you get down to it, most moms are exactly the same creature: we all love our kids. We'd happily set ourselves on fire to keep our kids warm at night. We question who we are on a daily basis, and we'd do anything to take a nap.

The only differences are how we love on our kids, how many we have, etc.

I guess that's why I love to love on moms everywhere. Again, from the comfort and security of my own sofa and sweatpants.

So, moms, let's get together sometime, you know? Whatever works for you...

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