Interesting fact...I have spent my entire life pretending to be an extrovert.
Most likely because my family is full of them (my mother being THE most extroverted of all) and I just assumed the role I was destined to become. I now know after years of contemplating "who am I", I am 100% an introvert. I love being alone, I'm ridiculously organized, I love being at home, I’m direct but really don’t love confrontation (outside of family), stubborn as it’s humanely possible to be, LOVE reading more than breathing, and can be insensitive at times (I’m not the most intuitive with emotions).
I write this for a reason. I think many people (especially women) spend years being who they think they are supposed to be rather than embracing their true selves. We create an image in our minds of who we should strive to BECOME and work to BECOME that, rather than learning more about who we are today, in this moment. I’m not referring to personal or professional development, this is more about pretending or convincing yourself to be something you’re not.
Once we finally learn (and embrace) our true selves, unnecessary stress is eliminated, happiness is allowed take up residence and you are released. Free to be you! Free to be your true authentic self.
Hopefully you’ll self-discover before 42. :)