Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Introvert Fire Starter

It is the year 2016 and I have officially ten years of being an introvert fire starter. The kind that is involved in groups, meetings, and creates ideas for groups and meetings. I don’t know how it got to this point as I had never really been a person who liked large groups of people. I’ve never liked the idea of being in charge. In fact, I do believe that I spent the first few decades of my life shying away from people. I was content with hanging out in my room with a book.

That was the life, reading a book every two days. Not caring if I was invited to an event or not. Not having to worry if I invited the right people to an event or not. Not having to worry about RSVPs, or reserving spaces, or being on time to events. Is this it? Is this how the rest of my life is going to be? Am I really going to be pouring over logistics like if it were a critical baking recipe?

Yes. Because as much as it’s a bit overwhelming to spin all over the map, it’s quite fulfilling. I love planning things. I love strategizing the best course of action for an event. I love the frightful 30 minutes in between setting up and having guest arrive. I have come to enjoy the doubt that fills me as guests trickle in on time, on their time, and even late.

By the end of the evening I’m so glad for the whole process. I’m glad for the memories I’ve made and I can’t just wait to do it again. Wait, maybe I can. No, I can’t.

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