Sunday, January 17, 2010

Girls Nights

It's always surprising when you learn something profound about yourself, especially when it's something that is the polar opposite of what you believed even an hour before. That was how I felt when I found out that I'm an introvert. Really? I've always had lots of friends, I consider myself outgoing... how could this be? I never realised that being an introvert doesn't mean that you're shy, or that you're socially inept. An introvert is someone that is most energized when alone, someone who finds it exhausting to be with other people and needs lots of time to recharge afterwards. This describes me to a T. It takes alot for me to pull myself together for a night out or to get together with people, even when it's with people I really like and enjoy spending time with. And the idea of being social more than once or twice makes me feel like I've got way too much on my plate.

This long soul searching declaration does bring me to a point... One of the activities that I find easiest to gear up for is Girls Night. Everywhere I've lived in my adult life I've been lucky enough to meet a few ladies that I really enjoy spending time with and always have really good laughs. They are people I can be myself with and just shoot the shit. Last night was one of those nights. When we first moved here we had a really good group of girls that I loved to hang out with. Many of those girls have moved on from Cape Dorset over the last year and our group has got smaller and smaller. There is a new crop of ladies (Including Ashley from The Arctic Adventures of an American in Nunavut) who have set up shop here over the last few months and it's seems we're all a pretty good fit. Thanks very much Meaghan for having us over last night and welcome to all you new comers. I had a great time and I'm really looking forward to doing it again soon.


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

You know, I think I might be similar. I love getting out, but I think I love being here with my little family being a hermit more. I usually come home stressed out about something after a group event. And I get really overwhelmed at large gatherings. However, a girls night is probably perfect!! I need to get this kid off the boob so I can get out and do just that.
Glad you are getting a new group together! :)

Aida said...

yep, this is me.. i am an introvert to a T too. I am perfectly happy to stay home and to be away for a while without any people. Frank thrive on being the company of other humans :) I can deal with a few days just me.. :)