theartofbeingalone

The Art Of Being Alone

The Art Of Being Alone

Originally published 12/27/2016

Growing up, I was what you would classify as classic extrovert.  When people told me they enjoyed being alone, I would joke that the time it took me to drive to and from school was enough alone time for me.  I thrived on being around people and felt energized by their presence, especially in large groups.

As an adult, in contrast, I have shifted drastically on the introvert/extrovert spectrum.  I tell most people I’m an ambivert...