Certain kinds of socialising take a lot out of me. Big crowds and a lot of noise overwhelm me. But somehow it never stops me from choosing to experience it every once in a while.
Part of it is because I do enjoy the company of the people I’m with. And for them, I’m happy to expend some of my ‘social reserves.’ The other part, I guess, is to remind me that – yeah, I was right all along. This isn’t ‘my’ kind of socialising. I couldn’t do this every day.
Though I’m not sure why I really need reminding. I’ve always known it!
Coffee shops and cosy chats. That’s ‘my’ kind of socialising. Less hustle and bustle, more deep conversation. This kind of socialising refills my energy instead of depletes it.
Strange how there are different types of socialising. Strange how some people seem to manage doing all of them and others – like me – are only capable of some!