Tuesday, January 5, 2010

On my own----

I like people.

I am an extrovert.

I heard once that some people gain energy while around other people and some feel their energy sucked away. I definitely fall into the first category.

I like to text. To email. Be on FB. On the phone. Talk for 30 minutes in the parking lot after meetings are over.

I seriously love being around people.

I have said a couple of times lately that it is too crazy to be alone with my thoughts, I have to share them, that is why I talk so much.

Today I had a thought. I think I need to be alone more. Intentionally not listening to music, not reading a book, not reading status updates.

Alone.

With my thoughts.

Listening to God.

That scares me.

I tried it tonight on my run. And it wasn't too dreadful. I don't know yet what I heard, but I still think I am being called to hang out by myself a little more in 2010. Ask for other's opinions less. Share my mundane thoughts less. Ramble in my blog less.

What do you need to do?
Happy Tuesday~

3 comments:

emilyism.com said...

I need to go to more meetings! Em

Kim A. said...

I am an introvert but Alanon has helped me to develop good, trusting, sharing relationships. All new to me. I find myself, now, getting caught up in the chatter, the fun, girl talk and just enjoying being "part of". I am a homebody so it is good for me to get outside my comfort zone. Sounds like you and I are two sides of the same coin!

Namaste

Anonymous said...

I can talk & talk & talk till the cows come home - especially when I used to drink - but I still talk a lot sober. This friend on my online beginners club AA group told me once that sometimes you need to go to a couple of meetings and JUST LISTEN - no sharing - simply listen. He said "you'll be amazed at how much more you take in when you aren't "planning on what you're going to say when it's your turn". It's soooo true! So I'm going to try to slow down my mouth a bit and listen MORE!

Have a great day!

Hugs - Annette